Soil health is the ability of soil to sustain functions that underpin crop productivity and other services to society. When it comes to soybeans, are there specific considerations for soil health? In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Margenot with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, reviews soil health as it pertains to soybean. Specifically, he also reviews reasons for anticipating soybean-specific considerations on soil health processes and management, and methods for testing soil health. One CCA CEU is offered in soil and water management.
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.
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.