Learn how to grow 100-bushel soybeans, register for soy100 event

South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Farm Forum

SIOUX FALLS — What do South Dakota soybean farmers need to do to break the 100-bushel bean barrier? Get answers and inspiration by attending the soy100 event, March 14 on the campus of South Dakota State University (SDSU) in the Performing Arts Center (1601 University Blvd., Brookings).

The soy100 event is hosted by the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC), in conjunction with SDSU Extension and South Dakota State University. Soy100 is sponsored by the South Dakota soybean checkoff and is free to attend.

During the event, growers will hear from top market experts and agronomists who will share tips on maximizing their soybean yields -including everything from soil health to seed treatments -and how to make smart marketing decisions.

Registration information

To register for this event visit www.sdsoybean.org/soy100 or to register over the phone, by calling the SD Soybean office at 605-330-9942.

Agenda & speaker information

• 7:30 a.m. – Registration.

• 8:30 a.m. – Welcome.

• 8:45 a.m. – Expert Panel: How does it pencil out in lean years? The panel includes: Cheryl Reese, SDSU agronomist; Craig Converse, Arlington soybean grower and vice chairman of the SDSPRC board of directors and Jack Davis, SDSU Extension crops business management field specialist.

• 9:45 a.m. – Keynote – Grain Marketing Fundamentals & Weather Outlooks: Keynote speakers include; Andrew Weiting and Mike Sonne commodity brokers with Swenson Investments and Commodities, Watertown.

During the keynote, Weiting and Sonne will walk growers through current grain fundamentals, historical seasonalities and weather outlooks. Growers can use the information provided to make smart grain marketing decisions.

• 10:15 a.m. – Break

• 10:30 a.m. – Planting Populations and Seed Treatments: Presentation led by Cheryl Reese, SDSU agronomist.

• 11:15 a.m. – Producer Panel – Soybean Success to 100 Bushel: Panel discussion will highlight winners of the 2017 Soybean Yield Contest. The discussion will be led by Gregg Carlson, retired SDSU professor.

• 12:15 p.m. – Lunch: Sponsored by the SDSRPC

• 1-2:45 p.m. – Breakout Sessions: soy100 event attendees will have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions.

Breakouts session options include:

• Soybean Seed Quality & Agronomics: Led by Cheryl Reese, SDSU agronomist.

• Grain Marketing Fundamentals and Weather Outlooks: Led by Andrew Weiting and Mike Sonne, Swenson Investments and Commodities.

• Soil Health: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Soil Health Initiative.

• Lean Year Economics: Jack Davis, SDSU Extension crops business management field specialist.