John Deere Combine in soybean field

(Photo: Iowa Soybean Association / Joclyn Bushman)

Innovation to Profit Series - Lewis

Date & Time: February 13, 2024 | 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Wallace Learning Center, Armstrong Memorial Research Farm, 53020 Hitchcock Ave, Lewis, IA 51544

Locally led, locally relevant and locally driven.

What to expect

  • Research opportunities to boost your profitability, productivity and sustainability;
  • Engage with farmers to discuss challenges and opportunities in your area; and
  • Get to know your regionally-based Iowa Soybean Association agronomists, conservation agronomists and producer services team.

AM Session

Soybean Seeding Rates & Biologicals

Drew Clemmensen, ISA research agronomist and Anthony Martin, ISA data analyst

Dig into the data from ISA seeding rate, long term cover crop and biological trials. Discover how seeding populations performed in different management systems to optimize seeding rates and cost savings. Attendees will take a deeper dive into the biological trial data and how it could impact local farmers.

PM Session

Southwest Iowa Conservation

Joseph Wuebker, ISA conservation agronomist

Where do I start with conservation practices? Hear from local agronomists on the benefits, timeline planning and cost share opportunities for conservation practices specific to your area. Also discuss planting and scouting tips with fellow Southwest Iowa farmers and agronomists.

Enhancing Nitrogen Recommendations using Data
Mitch Baum, Iowa State University postdoctoral researcher

The Iowa Nitrogen Initiative (INI) is a public-private partnership that works directly with Iowa farmers to conduct nitrogen rate research on their farm fields. In 2023, 270 trials were conducted, a 400% increase from the pilot year in 2022. In this presentation, INI researchers and staff will give a short overview of the project and present yield response data from the 2023 trials, ending with an update on decision support tool development and trials of interest for 2024.


Wallace Learning Center, Armstrong Memorial Research Farm

53020 Hitchcock Ave, Lewis, IA 51544

Additional Information

Looking to continue your education and expand your knowledge?
Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) credits for this event are currently pending. 

Register today to reserve your spot

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