ISA Offers Webinar Series to Connect Farmers, Industry Experts

 

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – March 2, 2016 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is hosting a series of webinars for soybean farmers and agronomists, designed to offer practical tips for improving yields and profitability during the coming growing season. The ISA checkoff program begins with a March 10 webinar on sulfur and continues through the year.

 

"The soybean industry has a great deal of knowledge and insight to share, but it can be hard to get everyone in the same room,” says John Longley, soybean farmer from Aledo, Ill., and ISA Production Committee chair. “The ILSoyAdvisor.com webinar series delivers that critical, expert information directly to farmers, wherever they are.”

 

The webinar series kicks off March 10 on ISA’s flagship production blog, ILSoyAdvisor.com, with an in-depth look at sulfur’s role in soybean production with Wesley Haun, agronomist with H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc., Crop Performance Division.  The webinar will feature how sulfur enhances soybean growth, yield and seed quality, and highlight how Tiger-Sul’s innovative sulfur bentonite and sulfur-enhanced micronutrients products can benefit soybean producers.

  

H.J. Baker’s Crop Performance President Don Cherry says, “Increasingly, growers are seeing the benefits of applying sulfur.  This webinar will educate producers about how TIGER sulfur brings balance to fertility programs to maximize crop production in an uncertain commodity market.” 

 

The webinar also offers one continuing education unit (CEU) credit in nutrient management.  

 

The series continues throughout the year.  Future topics include:

  • March 29: “Boron Nutrition for Soybeans: What we have Learned in Arkansas and how it Applies to Other States” with Nathan Slaton, Ph.D., professor of soil fertility and assistant director with the Agricultural Experiment Station Testing Services for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, sponsored by Rio Tinto.
  • April 12: “Soybean Profitability under Low Commodity Prices” with Gary Schnitkey, Ph.D., professor of agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois.

 

Additional webinars will be announced on an ongoing basis. Visit ILSoy.org/webinars for detailed information on the series, to register and to stay up to date on additions to the series.

 

ILSoyAdvisor.com is Illinois’ checkoff-funded resource for soybean production information, offering insights and recommendations directly from university sources, regional agronomists and industry professionals. The site features timely information throughout the growing season, including the webinar series, blog posts, podcasts and regular email updates.

 

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. 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 www.ilsoy.org.

 

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For more information, contact:

Amy Roady

roadya@ilsoy.org

309-808-3610

618-535-7937

 

Mark Ingbritson

mingbritson@charlestonorwig.com

262-349-2416