Soybean producers meeting

(Photo: Iowa Soybean Association / Joclyn Bushman)

Cargill Farmer Roundtable

Date & Time: March 5, 2024 | 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Lizard Creek Ranch and Event Center, 1762 Johnson Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA 50501


Join the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and Cargill to discuss the unique opportunities and challenges impacting the soybean industry in 2024. From biofuels and carbon markets, to soybean quality, pricing and more, attendees will gain valuable insight on factors influencing the market.

Event Agenda

8 a.m. - Registration and refreshments

9 a.m. - Welcome

- Brent Swart, President-Elect, Iowa Soybean Association Board of Directors

9:15 a.m. State of Soy (Session focusing on soybean quality, pricing, industry updates, etc.)

- Kirk Leeds, CEO, Iowa Soybean Association

- Laura Hatcher, U.S. Soybean Merchandising Leader, Cargill

10 a.m. - Biofuels Update

- Matt Herman, Chief Officer of Demand and Advocacy, Iowa Soybean Association

- John Buboltz, Oilseed Processing Trading Leader, Cargill 

10:45 a.m. Break

11 a.m. - Regenerative Ag Program and market opportunities

- Adam Kiel, Executive Vice President, AgOutcomes

- Boone McAfee, Sustainability Program Manager, Cargill

11:45 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Farm input outlook: Pricing and logistics

- Mike Steenhoek, Soy Transportation Coalition

- Al Patten, Farm Credit Services of America

- Jamie Mertz, Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association

1:30 p.m. Adjourn

Register today to reserve your spot

Submit your registration by using the form below. If you have additional questions, contact Paige Whitney at