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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.