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Springfield is the Capital of Soybean Knowledge on Jan. 11

ILSoyAdvisor will deliver in-depth yield and profitability advice to Illinois soybean farmers at the 2018 Soybean Summit, Jan. 11. The summit is sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program.

Held at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., this free event provides a full day of expert advice, proven research and collaborative information. This year’s summit will update soybean farmers and industry participants on the latest management techniques and new products and services for soybean production.

“If you grow soybeans – especially if you want bigger yields and better profits – you need to attend the 2018 ILSoyAdvisor Soybean Summit,” says Jenny Mennenga, ISA Production and Outreach committee chairwoman. “We’re extending our ILSoyAdvisor.com platform to share valuable insights that will boost yields and improve your bottom line.”  

The agenda is packed with valuable learning and networking opportunities, as well as on-site trade shows, enabling participants to network and exchange ideas with producers, consultants and other industry leaders. Two keynote sessions feature forward-thinking industry leaders. The 2017 ISA Master Adviser Kris Ehler will present philosophies needed to raise 100-bushel soybeans, and Dale Durchholz, senior market analyst for AgriVisor LLC, will offer perspective on challenges in the industry with his presentation, “Soybeans – The Hits Just Keep on Coming!”

Attendees can participate in unique breakout sessions for additional insights:

Learning How to Optimize Yield by Resource Allocation
Boron Management for Soybean Production
Selecting Management Strategies for Producing High Yield and Profitable Soybeans
Habits of Financially Resilient Farmers
What the Illinois Yield Challenge Results Have Taught Us About Managing Soybeans
The full agenda is available on the ISA website. The ILSoyAdvisor Soybean Summit is free to Illinois farmers, agronomists and others in the soybean production industry and includes complimentary breakfast and lunch. Certified Crop Advisers can earn up to seven hours of continuing education units. Reserve your spot by registering online at ilsoy.org/summit or by calling 888-826-4011. For questions or more information contact events@ilsoy.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 profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace. For more information, visit the website ilsoy.org

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