As February brought warmer temperatures, Illinois soybean producers are gearing up for spring. From field preparation to reports of planters in action, signs of early soybean planting are emerging.

During a recent visit to Commodity Classic in Houston, Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) Outreach Agronomist and CCA, Stephanie Porter, and ISA Agronomic Outreach Specialist, Kelsey Litchfield, had the opportunity to connect with industry experts, farmers, and an agronomist to discuss planter prep.

In this latest podcast episode, Stephanie and Kelsey are joined by David Brennan from CASE IH, Nate Prater from Golden Harvest, and Troy McKown from Precision Planting. They share their insights on planter preparation and highlighted key considerations farmers might overlook before hitting the fields.

For more planting content, visit ILSoyAdvisor’s Field Notes blog.

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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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