BLOOMINGTON, ILL – February 2, 2022 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) was thrilled to host more than 200 Illinois soybean farmers at the 2022 Soybean Summit on February 1 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois.
Funded by the Illinois Soybean Checkoff Program, the annual Soybean Summit event provides growers from across the state the opportunity to gather together to gain tips and insights from leading soybean experts on all-things agronomic. Participants enjoyed presentations on topics ranging from yield-increasing practices and carbon market exploration, to new research in weed management.
“We were thrilled to welcome back our farmer colleagues, in-person, for greater agronomic insights, learning opportunities, and the latest in technology, tools, and information, all designed to produce higher soybean yields and improve farmer profitability,” says ISA Utilization Committee Chairman, Jim Martin.
The day began with Keynote Presentations from Laura Gentry, Director of Water Quality Science for Illinois Corn Growers Association who presented “Making the Business Case for Conservation Practices;” and Kris Ehler, Sales Agronomist for Ehler Brothers Company who presented “Soybean Management Practices to Increase Yields.” Breakout Sessions and “Ask the Expert” panel discussions offered growers the opportunity to learn more about general agronomy, carbon, and weed management.
“ISA has been working hard over the last year to ‘return to our roots,’ developing new soybean markets, new grower opportunities, new farmer-focused research and agronomic programs,” says ISA Chairman, Steve Pitstick. “This event is representative of ISA’s commitment to farmer success both on and off the farm.”
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the website www.ilsoy.org and www.ilsoygrowers.com.