Raising the quality of soybeans in addition to higher yields and raising farmers profits in the process – that’s the focus of the 2nd annual Illinois Soybean Profitability Summit in Normal, Illinois.
Upwards of 400 farmers are gathered today at the Illinois State University campus to hear from experts and fellow farmers about soybean growth potential.
Rowen Ziegler, farmer and chairman of the production committee of the Illinois Soybean Association, says there’s a hidden cost to low quality beans. He tells Brownfield Ag News that to stay competitive, to increase quality as well as yield, farmers realize they need to and can do a better job.
Purdue Economist Mike Boehlje tells growers Brazil is poised to be #1 in soybean production but U.S. farmers CAN compete, they just need to be ready.
Farmers are taking part in sessions on micro-nutrient deficiencies, secrets of soybean success, and optimizing combine settings to maximize yield and profit among listening to a full slate of speakers throughout the day.