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  • Tech Connect: July 16
    Looking for insights on the profit potential of new ag technologies? Tech Connect offers expert speakers, breakout sessions and a panel of growers to help you evaluate and implement today’s agtech options.
  • Prevent Plant Resources Available
    Learn the latest information on prevent plant and how the 2019 Market Facilitation Program and other disaster relief programs influence growers' decisions. Watch the recording of Gary Schnitkey's webinar on "Prevent Plant Considerations for Soybean Growers," view his presentation slides and download a one-page summary on our website.
  • Meet the 2019 CCA Soy Envoys
    A new class of soybean experts have been selected and are ready to help Illinois soybean producers increase yields and profits during the 2019 growing season. The Soy Envoys will contribute content to ILSoyAdvisor through October so watch for actionable advice about your area.
  • Fact or Fiction: Biological Use in Soybean Production
    A rapidly expanding sector of crop protection, there is a lot of buzz around biologicals. CCA Soy Envoy Samantha Schmidgall breaks down what biologicals are and how they may provide benefit to your operation in this ILSoyAdvisor Podcast.

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  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    SHOWCASE FARMER: DAVID DROSTE
    Environmental challenge. Droste’s farm is located in the Kaskaskia watershed in southwestern Illinois. Area soils and topography contribute to concerns about erosion and phosphorous loss. Most of the land he farms is comprised of silt loams with low organic matter with clay-based subsoils. According to Droste, the challenge in farming these soils is that water does not percolate through them very well, so most water runs off with surface drainage.
  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    SHOWCASE FARMER: THOMAS KENTNER
    The farmer. Tom Kentner and his son grow corn and soybeans on their 1,100-acre farm in Danville, Illinois. Kentner has more than 30 years of experience in the fertilizer business, and conservation has always been an interest of his.
  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    SHOWCASE FARMER: DOUG SCHROEDER
    The farmer. Doug Schroeder farms 4,000 acres of soybeans and corn in McLean County, Ill. About half the corn acreage is devoted to seed corn production for major seed companies.
  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    SHOWCASE FARMER: JIM MARTIN
    The farmer. Jim Martin farms about 440 acres of corn and soybeans near Wenona, Ill. Nearly half of that land has been in the family since his German ancestors homesteaded the area five generations earlier. He attributes the quality of the soils on the farm to his family’s care for the soil across generations. “As a family, we have a commitment to preserving the high-quality soils we farm.”
  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    SHOWCASE FARMER: KYLE WINKELMANN
    The farmer. Kyle Winkelmann and his wife, ISA director Carrie Winkelmann, produce corn and soybeans on a 2,000 acre family farm near Talulla, Ill.

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