BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — ILSoyAdvisor is going local this winter with a brand-new series of learning opportunities spread out across the state. The Better Beans Series is comprised of regional events offering soybean farmers the chance to connect with crop consultants, agronomists, industry representatives and fellow farmers.
Sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program and running between Jan. 30 and Feb. 22, Better Beans Series meetings will take place in five locations. Each half-day event will run from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will offer free registration, breakfast and lunch.
Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) can earn four continuing education units for attending.
“We started this series because of the diversity of issues soybean growers face in different parts of Illinois,” says Dan Davidson, ISA director of strategic research. “We hope this series will offer targeted advice for regional issues and will help growers increase their profitability.”
The agenda for each event is packed with valuable learning and networking opportunities to serve each individual farmer’s needs. Each event will feature three presentations from local experts and a local farmer and expert panel with a question-and-answer session.
Dates and times for the events are:
- Jan. 30 – Barnacopia in Polo
- Jan. 31 – Mendota Civic Center in Mendota
- Feb. 1 – Hamilton’s in Jacksonville
- Feb. 6 – Carriage House in Altamont
- Feb. 22 – Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights
Full agenda, registration information and details are available at ilsoy.org/betterbeans. The ILSoyAdvisor Better Beans Series is free to Illinois farmers, agronomists and others in the soybean production industry. Seating at each event is limited so reserve a spot by registering online or calling 888-826-4011. If you have questions, contact ISA via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.ilsoy.org.
— Illinois Soybean Association
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