• AMP Web Series
    There’s never been a better time to start taking steps towards a more secure future for your farm. The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) soybean checkoff’s Agribusiness Management Program will host a free five-week webinar series featuring advice from agribusiness experts on topics like succession planning, grain marketing and more. Find more information on each session and register for the series at the link here.
  • Upcoming Webinar: Conservation and Farmland Leasing
    Many landowners and farmers want to engage in more conservation practices but are concerned about the impacts these decisons may have on farmer-landowner relationships. In this webinar, brought to you by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and ISA, funded by The Nature Conservancy, we will cover issues related to owner-farmer relationships for conservation, nutrient management and cover crops. Learn more and register below.
  • Podcast: Soybean Replant and Late Planting Considerations
    The latest episode of the ILSoyAdvisor Podcast is live. CCA Soy Envoy, Ashley McEwen, joined to discuss June replanting and late planting considerations for soybeans. Listen to the podcast at the link below
  • The Road to Mexico
    Meet Brock Willard, Illinois soybean farmer, in this feature about the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) soybean checkoff trade mission to Mexico in January.

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    Testing Tech
    On Doug Schroeder’s farm, technology plays a large part in nutrient and water management. Water control structures work with tile drainage to improve water conservation and nutrient runoff. Variable rate technology is also used to apply the precise amount of nutrients where and when they are needed.
    Cover Crops and Conservation
    Tom Kentner and his family use cover crops on their 1,200 acre corn and soybean farm to solve soil erosion and nutrient loss issues. Soil and tissue testing also help ensure that they’re treating their soil and crops right.
    Doubling Down on Double-Crop
    David Droste and his family utilize double-crop soybeans, cover crops and no-till practices to help preserve nutrients and soil. Wheat also plays an important role in crop rotation and soil health.
    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.”

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