Iowa Soybean Association conservation agronomists Rosie

Iowa Soybean Association conservation agronomists Rosie Roberts and Ryan Johnson will be a part of a team presenting on agronomic practices to enhance field performance and increase profitability at the upcoming Innovation to Profit Conference. (Photo: Joclyn Bushman/Iowa Soybean Association).

Conference preview: Agronomic profitability and performance

January 19, 2023 | Kriss Nelson

Agronomic practices to enhance field performance and increase profitability is one of the educational sessions planned for the Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) 2023 Innovation to Profit Conference.

A team of ISA Research Center for Farming Innovation (RCFI) experts will highlight the benefits and challenges associated with implementing agronomic practices to minimize the risk and maximize profit and overall sustainability of each farm.

The presenting team, which is comprehensive of the conservation, on-farm and analytics teams at ISA, includes conservation agronomists Ryan Johnson, Evan Brehm and Rosie Roberts; Anthony Martin, senior field services program manager and Aaron Prestholt, analyst.

One specific area will be discussing the 4R approach to fertilizer management.

“This is making sure fertilizer is applied in the right rate, right place, from the right source and at the right time and how we can manage those to have better agronomic performances from our fertilizers,” says Roberts.

Utilizing cover crops in soybean and corn production and their agronomic impacts will also be presented along with challenges other producers have experienced.

“We will talk about overcoming those barriers of adopting cover crops to ensure each farmer is achieving their goals,” says Roberts.

The team will also present research results from on-farm trial data on these topics.

Innovation to Profit Conference

The Innovation to Profit Conference will be held at the FFA Enrichment Center on Thursday, Feb. 16. (1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, Iowa 50023)

Attendees will receive the tools, information and resources to help create a successful game plan for 2023, including: 

  • Research and conservation opportunities in 2023 and beyond
  • Research results from 2022
  • Systems approach to profitable management of in-field conservation practices
  • Management options to protect and improve yields
  • Interactive tools for profitable decision-making

This $350 value conference is provided at no cost, thanks to your checkoff investment.

“Producers should attend our conference to learn new agronomic tips to help them better manage their farm with an emphasis on profitability and performance,” says Roberts.

You can register for the event here.