In 2019, several state soybean checkoff programs joined together with support from the United Soybean Board to create Science for Success. This partnership brings together 17 Extension specialists from land-grant institutions across the country, representing more than 80 percent of U.S. soybean acres.

These specialists contribute their own state-specific knowledge and research results to the program. As demands of the soybean industry change, this team collaboratively uses proven research combined with historic results to adapt BMPs to future challenges. Learn more about their funded projects as well as how to get your hands on up-to-date information to optimize your soybean yield and protect quality.

This presentation was featured at Soybean Summit on February 2, 2023.

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About the Author: Jennifer Jones

​As Research Agronomist for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), Jennifer Jones works on behalf of Illinois soybean farmers in the development and the implementation of conservation agricultural research and outreach programs. She supports research efforts and helps communicate both in-field and edge-of-field research and validation studies to ISA’s farmer audiences; leads demonstration of conservation agriculture practices; and raises awareness of best management and continuous improvement practices for conservation agriculture in Illinois. Contact Jennifer at

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