ILSoyAdvisor Better Beans are Back


ILSoyAdvisor Better Beans are Back

BLOOMINGTON, ILL.— December 6, 2018 —The ILSoyAdvisor Better Beans Series is back this winter, providing a series of learning opportunities for soybean producers across the state. The series is comprised of regional events that offer producers opportunities to connect with crop consultants, agronomists, industry representatives and fellow farmers.

“The Better Beans Series grew out of a desire to meet the needs of producers facing a diverse host of challenges across different regions within the state,” says Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare, ISA Production Committee chairwoman from Nebo, Ill. “This series offers targeted, actionable and expert agronomic advice for regional situations, to help producers minimize environmental impact while maximizing yield potential and increasing profitability. We had great success with the series launch in 2018 and we’re looking forward to connecting with our producers again in 2019.”

Funded in part by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program, and in partnership with the CCA Soy Envoys and their respective organizations, these events kick off Jan. 16, 2019, and will end with the final event Feb. 21. Each half-day event is from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. with free registration, hot breakfast and lunch and four continuing education credits (CEUs) for Certified Crop Advisers.

 Dates and locations are as follows:
•    Jan. 16 - Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery in Carlyle – in partnership with Bassett Farm & Seed and Droste Family Seeds
•    Jan. 17 - Giovanni's Restaurant & Convention Center in Rockford – in partnership with Dairyland Seed
•    Feb. 13 - Holiday Inn Quincy in Quincy – in partnership with Prairieland FS
•    Feb. 19 - Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria in Peoria – in partnership with American Farmland Trust
•    Feb. 21 - I-Hotel & Conference Center Champaign – in partnership with Ehler Brothers Co.

The ILSoyAdvisor Better Beans Series is free to Illinois and surrounding area farmers, agronomists and others in the soybean production industry. Each event is loaded with valuable on-farm production information, technology updates and panels featuring local growers and agronomic experts sharing insights and personal “lessons learned.”

The full agenda is online, along with registration information and additional event details. Seating at each event is limited. To learn more, visit Questions can be directed to the ISA Meeting and Events Planning Team at 888-826-4011 or

Consider also attending the annual Soybean Summit, the premier, full-day ILSoyAdvisor agronomic and profitability event tailored to the soybean industry and Illinois producers, hosted in Springfield Feb. 5. For more information visit
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 the website
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