Soybean Weekly Update

ISA TO FILL EIGHT BOARD SEATS IN 2020

Illinois Soybean Association board seats representing districts 1, 5, 7, 9, 12, and 13, as well as two at-large board seats, are up for election in 2020. Paul Rasmussen (District 1), Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare, (District 12), Jenny Mennenga (At-Large), and Austin Rincker (At-Large) will all term off from the board during ISA’s July 2020 meeting in Champaign, Illinois. Mark Read (District 5), Tom Kentner (District 7), Ron Kindred (District 9), and Ed Murphy (District 13) are eligible for re-election.

  • District 1: Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, Carroll, Ogle, DeKalb, and Lee Counties
  • District 5: Knox, Peoria, Marshall, Putnam, Fulton, and Tazewell Counties
  • District 7: Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion Counties
  • District 9: Mason, Logan, Cass, Menard, Morgan, and Sangamon Counties
  • District 12: Pike, Scott, Calhoun, Greene, Macoupin, and Jersey Counties
  • District 13: Montgomery, Bond, Fayette, and Marion Counties

Please reach out to Paul Rasmussen, ISA Governance Committee Chairperson (paul.rasmussen@frontier.com), Dustin Scott (scottd@ilsoy.org), Claudine Wargel (wargelc@ilsoy.org) or other ISA board members for additional information or if you know someone who may be interested in serving.

2020 ANNUAL SOYBEAN GROWERS MEETING TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 4

The Illinois Soybean Growers Annual Meeting and Policy Session will take place on Feb. 4. More information to come, but mark your calendars now!

LAST CALL FOR CCA NOMINATIONS DUE JAN. 10

Do you know an experienced Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) with a passion for soybean management? Nominations are currently being accepted for the annual Soybean Master Adviser award, presented by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program at the 2020 Soybean Summit. Nominees will be judged on their overall qualifications and contributions to soybean production and management in Illinois. Nomination forms can be downloaded online and are due by Jan. 10 to Megan Miller.

US SOY LEADS IN SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL AQUACULTURE

For nearly 30 years, the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s (USSEC) aquaculture program, funded by the soybean checkoff, has provided critical training and technical knowledge for global aquaculture. To help shape sustainable aquaculture, USSEC focuses on four areas: feed, technology advancements, aquaculture investment, and sustainability. To read more about each area and how soy is leading the way in this industry, click here.

FARMING PRACTICES BUILD RESILENCY TO VARIABLE WEATHER

U.S. soybean farmers are adapting to variable weather patterns by using practices and making decisions that help their farms be more resilient to changing climate and market conditions. In Iowa, in the heart of the U.S. Midwest, three farmers explored the challenges and opportunities of these changes as part of a panel discussion during the "Agriculture in a Changing Climate: What the Future Holds for Iowa" forum in Des Moines earlier this week. The event was co-sponsored by Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Iowa Smart Agriculture Work Group. To read the full article, visit www.iasoybeans.com

DO YOU HAVE THE PROPER TIPS?

Post-applied herbicides can be categorized as either systemic or contact, and it’s important to match the correct spray tips to the type of post herbicide being applied. Are you using the right spray tips on your operation? Todd Steinacher breaks down three common tip sizes in his latest article. Read Steinacher’s article, and get the latest local, in-season actionable advice on www.ILSoyAdvisor.com.

REGISTER TODAY – ILSOYADVISOR SOYBEAN SUMMIT

Registration is open for ISA’s annual ILSoyAdvisor Soybean Summit – Tuesday, March 10 at the Crowne Plaza Springfield in Springfield, Illinois. The event will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT. The free event will provide information on a variety of topics ranging from in-season agronomics to agribusiness management practices and ag technology advancements that could help find efficiencies and increase profitability on producers’ farms. And for Certified Crop Advisers – CEU credits will be offered for qualifying breakout sessions. Visit www.ILSoyAdvisor.com/SoybeanSummit to learn more and register today.

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