Management Matters

The Illinois Soybean Association gathered important, local management tips to help you increase yields and profits on your farm. Hear what the experts say, and read the key points below. More tips will be posted throughout the growing season so check back regularly.

Futures & Options: How to Market your Crop

Aired: January 2016

Listen to Matt Bennett, independent grain marketing consultant, explain how critical it will be for farmers to manage risk during the next couple of seasons. Key takeaways from the audio discussion have also been compiled.

Looking Ahead to Succession Planning

Aired: January 2016

Listen to Paul Neiffer, certified public accountant and business advisor with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLC, explain how growers can take time this winter to work on estate planning and ensure profitability in the years ahead. Key takeaways from the audio discussion have also been compiled.

Do the Math on Farmland Values

Aired: January 2016

Listen to Brent Gloy, Ph.D., agricultural economist with Agricultural Economic Insights, explain how growers can remain profitable in 2016 by assessing their land value and evaluating their financing. Key takeaways from the audio discussion have also been compiled.

Maximizing Crop Insurance Opportunities

Aired: December 2015

Listen to Keith Coble, Ph.D., Agricultural Economics Professor at Mississippi State University, explain why crop insurance can help farmers stay profitable throughout 2016. Key takeaways from the audio discussion have also been compiled.

Staying Ahead of the Curve in 2016 Finances

Aired: November 2015

Listen to Steve Johnson, Ph.D. and farm management specialist, explain how farmers can plan ahead for 2016 to ensure that it's a profitable year. Key takeaways from the audio discussion have also been compiled.

Cutting $100 per Acre in Soybeans

Aired: November 2015

Listen to Gary Schnitkey, Ph.D., professor of agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois, explain how growers can stay profitable and cut $100 in crop costs per acre. Key takeaways from the audio discussion also have been compiled.