This presentation was recorded at Illinois Soybean Association’s Better Beans event on January 11, 2024 in Bloomington, IL.
Dr. Stacy Zuber is the Research Data Scientist for the Illinois Soybean Association. Dr. Zuber earned a Master’s of Science and Ph.D. in Crop Sciences from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She gained research experience as a postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University and at University of Missouri-Columbia, particularly working with analysis of on-farm research data. She works on behalf of Illinois soybean farmers in the development and implementation of agricultural research and outreach programs. Her emphasis is on designing and implementing on-farm research trials, analyzing data and preparing and delivering outreach materials to share findings with the agricultural community.
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.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.