Ag Groups Host Free Seminar with Record-Breaking Yield Producer Randy Dowdy


December 21, 2016 - BLOOMINGTON, ILL – Randy Dowdy, U.S. record yield breaker for corn and soybeans, is leading a free seminar in Bloomington, Ill., Jan. 20, hosted by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program and sponsored by the Illinois Corn Growers Association, FS InVISION™ and FS HiSOY®. The seminar is “Maximizing Yield while Optimizing ROI: Randy Dowdy Shows How.”  Dowdy is the 2016 national soybean yield record holder at 171.8 bushels per acre, and in 2014 was the national corn yield record holder at 504 bushels. In 2016, Dowdy placed first in the no-till/strip-till irrigated corn category with 521 bushels per acre.


The seminar will be held at the Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington and will run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., with lunch included. Growers will have the opportunity to talk with Dowdy and ask questions about approaches he takes to increase yield on his operation.


“Dowdy’s goal is to teach growers why things work and how to understand the crop’s needs, while interacting with his audience,” says Dan Davidson, technical advisor to ISA.


During the seminar, Dowdy will focus on return on investment for trying new practices. As a farmer, he realized that one of the hardest things to do is to change, adapt and be willing to try new things that lead to success.


To register for the event, please visit or call 888-826-4011. All attendees will be registered for the day-long seminar and lunch. While attendance is free, space is limited to the first 200 registrants.




For more information, contact:

Jayne Godfrey

Illinois Soybean Association

Communications Coordinator