Huddle with ILSoyAdvisor and make an offensive play for the 2023 growing season – attend Soybean Summit and Better Beans!

ILSoyAdvisor has drafted the leading soybean experts for the handoff of the latest in soybean agronomy, sustainable production, and checkoff-funded research so you can maximize yield and optimize your returns from the field. Registration is now live on

The 2023 Soybean Summit: All Stars Edition, funded by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program, gathers growers from across the state the opportunity to gain agronomic information and insights from leading soybean experts across the country. Topics include yield-increasing practices with precision, pest management, understanding biological products, the future of conservation and nutrient management, navigation of the carbon space, value-added with high yield soybean opportunities, “Science for Success” participants, as well as exclusive farmer panels.

For the first time, the Soybean Summit will host an undergraduate and graduate student research poster competition with cash awards for first, second, and third place. Attendees are also encouraged to participate in a canned food drive to benefit the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

This event will take place February 2 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. Click here to learn more and register for this free event.

The Better Beans Series, funded by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program, are half-day, in-person events held around the state of Illinois. These sessions bring local soybean knowledge from Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs), agronomists, industry experts, and farmers. Participants will receive local agronomic insight and the tools they need to improve profitability and achieve high yields. Association updates will also be provided from the ISA Agronomy Team.

These events will take place: January 11 in Bloomington, Illinois; January 25 in Quincy, Illinois; and February 23 in Carbondale, Illinois. Click here to learn more and register for a Better Beans event near you.

CEU credits will be available at both events for CCAs in attendance.

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the website and

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About the Author: Kelsey Litchfield

Kelsey Litchfield is the Agronomic Outreach Specialist for the Illinois Soybean Association. In her role, she manages ILSoyAdvisor media platforms and assists the agronomy team with events and field days. A native of Rio, IL, Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017 where she double majored in Agricultural Communications and Broadcast Journalism.

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