Illinois’ favorite soybean events are back and registration is now open! Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is excited to announce the return of the Better Beans series, and the 2022 Soybean Summit, both of which will return to in-person formats. The Better Beans event series brings local soybean knowledge specific to farmers’ regions, offering up the chance to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and conditions affecting them directly. Participants will receive agronomy insights for their soil, planting tips for their regional weather and much more. These events will take place: January 20 in Sycamore, Illinois; January 27 in Decatur, Illinois; and [...]
BLOOMINGTON, ILL – December 16, 2020 – Registration for the 2021 Soybean Summit is now open! This three-morning virtual summit experience, themed “Say Hello: Home Edition” will take place February 10, 17, and 24, 2021. Funded by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program, this event provides a rich lineup of expert speakers sharing the latest agronomic insights, sustainable production and agribusiness management advice, along with actionable recommendations to improve farmer yields, sustainably, and boost bottom lines. Some of this year’s Soybean Summit speakers include: Dr. Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Specialist; Molly Stalker, East Region Specialty Grains Leader [...]
The 2020 Soybean Summit was held March 10 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois, and 260 soybean producers, advisers and industry professionals gathered for a day of learning and growth. John McGillicuddy, McGillicuddy and Corrigan Agronomics, set the tone for the day as the first keynote speaker. McGillicuddy spoke about designing on farm research studies to test new agronomic practices and how the best agronomic decisions come from your personal research. He encouraged farmers to allocate their resources (whether its plant nutrition, money or time) to the most important part of any soybean crop: the soybeans. It’s important [...]
The Better Beans Series event in Carlyle was held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at the Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery. The event was brought to producers by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program in partnership with the CCA Soy Envoy program, Bassett Farm & Seed and Droste Family Seeds. The event was well attended by area farmers and industry professionals. Speakers provided useful information for increasing soybean production in 2019 and beyond. Terry Wyciskalla, Wyciskalla Consulting, LLC, started the morning with a discussion on nutrient management recommendations for raising 80+ bushel soybeans. Mark Bernards, Ph.D., Western Illinois University, [...]
To learn about new opportunities to double-crop soybeans and the latest best management practices available, plan to attend one of four 2-hour events. The short field tour will end with a meal. August 15, Marion, 10:30 a.m. August 15, Effingham 4:30 p.m. August 16, Wyoming 10:30 a.m. August 16, Walnut 4:30 p.m. CLICK HERE to register and learn more about the upcoming field days. Double-cropping soybeans after wheat or other crops is a popular rotation that is more profitable than a single-crop system. It is practiced from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and as far north as Michigan and [...]
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability.