Soybean Weekly Update

WHAT YOU MISSED AT THIS WEEK’S ILSOYADVISOR SOYBEAN SUMMIT
IlSoyAdvisor and the Illinois Soybean Association are celebrating another successful year of the Soybean Summit, an annual one-day summit featuring expert speakers, the latest agronomic tools and technology, and recommendations to improve yields. For those who were unable to attend, head over to IlSoyAdvisor’s Twitter page or www.ilsoyadvisor.com, where you can find full recaps from the day.

ASA YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM
The 35th class of American Soybean Association (ASA) Corteva Agriscience™ Young Leaders completed their training at the end of February. This program helps provide the soybean and agriculture industry with strong and forward-thinking grower leaders. The program helps young growers develop and collaborate with other young leaders while receiving training to strengthen these skills. For more information about the ASA Corteva Young Leader Program visit SoyGrowers.com.

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RURAL BROADBAND IN AMERICA PODCAST
The United Soybean Board explores broadband connectivity in rural America in a new episode of Beyond the Bean that focuses on rural connectivity challenges and their effects on U.S. farmers. Listen here.

ASA & BASF AWARD ILLINOIS STUDENT WITH 2020 SOY SCHOLARSHIP
This week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and BASF awarded Emma Kuhns of Mason City, Illinois the Soy Scholarship Award, a $5,000 award presented to an exceptional high school senior who excels in both academic and leadership and plans to pursue a degree in agriculture. Emma has been involved in Future Farmers Association (FFA), 4-H, and spends time with the Illinois Pork Producers Association. To read more about Emma’s story, visit SoyGrowers.com.

THREE GOALS WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CROP INSURANCE AGENT
The 2020 crop insurance deadline is quickly approaching. Todd Steinacher recaps three things you should talk about with your crop insurance agent before March 15. Read Steinacher’s article, and get the latest local, in-season actionable advice on www.ILSoyAdvisor.com.

REMINDER: AFRICAN SWINE FEVER PREPAREDNESS MEETINGS
The Illinois Pork Producers Association and the University of Illinois Extension have joined forces to offer meetings on African Swine Fever preparedness. The meetings will be offered from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (with lunch included) throughout Illinois this spring. See below for a meeting near you and register here:

March 26
Effingham County Farm Bureau
1102 W. Evergreen Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401

April 14
Peoria County Farm Bureau
1716 N. University St. #3
West Peoria, IL 61604

April 16
DeKalb County Farm Bureau
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178

REMINDER: GRAIN MARKETING 101 WEBINAR – MARCH 24
Learn the steps for starting a grain marketing plan that works in the next ILSoyAdvisor Webinar on Tuesday, Mar. 24. Presenter Matt Bennett, soybean farmer from Windsor, Illinois, and grain marketing consultant for Channel Seed, will help attendees identify their farms’ individual break-even points, costs of production and typical production levels to ensure producers maximize market opportunities. Learn more and register for the webinar online.

REMINDER: 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. For more information, please contact Dustin Scott at scottd@ilsoy.org.

•    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

ILSOYADVISOR TWEET OF THE WEEK
"When you have profit margin on the table, you have to pounce." @chief321 #2020SoybeanSummit

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