Press Release

ISA's "Management Matters" Returns to Illinois Farm Radio

May 14, 2014

ISA's "Management Matters" Returns to Illinois Farm Radio

Tune in All Season for Timely Soybean Production Tips

BLOOMINGTON, ILL, May 14, 2014 –The soybean checkoff-funded "Management Matters" radio program is back for a second growing season.  The program connects Illinois farmers with industry experts and management tips that may help increase soybean yields, quality and profit.

"The program relays information that is unique to Illinois soybean production and current growing conditions," says Don Guinnip, soybean farmer from Marshall, Ill., and ISA Production Committee chair.  "Growers don't always have time to sift through the latest research this time of year, so ISA has selected the highlights."

The program, sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), kicked off this month and airs on select Illinois farm broadcast stations through July.  

Season two's debut featured Laura Pepple, University of Illinois Extension livestock specialist, discussing how farmers can effectively add manure to their crop management plans.  Next Michael Gray, University of Illinois ag entomology professor, will share soybean pest and scouting tips.  Future topics include weed and nutrient management, high-yield research, water quality and cover crops.

The program airs on RFD-affiliate stations as well as WFMB, WJBC, WMBD/WIRL and WYXY.  Tune in to a participating station or visit, ISA's soybean production website, for regular updates.  Season two content and the seven audio segments and recaps from season one are available on

"Whether you are in the planter, driving to town or sitting down to your tablet or computer at night, timely information on increasing soybean yields and profits is here for you," says Guinnip.

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 45,000 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




For more information contact:

Amy Roady

Mark Ingbritson