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Engage with Iowa Soybean Association Researchers in March Webinars
February 24, 2021
Farmer-focused soybean research results involving agronomic, conservation and analytics and opportunities for farmer participation this growing season will be the focus on two March webinars sponsored by Iowa Soybean Association (ISA).
Hosted by ISA’s Research Center for Farming Innovation (RCFI), the Innovation To Go webinars will be held March 9 and 11, 8-9 a.m. Guests can register at iasoybeans.com and there is no cost to participate.
“We know farmers want the best and latest science regarding their cropping systems and practices. Organized data enables farmers to consider whether practices fit their operations,” says Roger Wolf, RCFI director. “These webinars help introduce our services to interested farmers who haven’t yet been involved and reports on results and progress to our engaged participants.”
Webinar 1: March 9, 8 a.m -9 a.m. -- Focuses on introducing the center to new and interested farmers and explaining how to get involved with ISA research opportunities. Topics will include regional research priorities, current results, and steps to get connected.
Webinar 2: March 11, 8 a.m -9 a.m. -- Geared toward current farmer participants, providing key takeaways from recent work studying enhanced nutrient and cover crop management and how a cropping systems approach leads to increased productivity and profitability.
Farmer attendees will learn more about regional research opportunities, current projects including water monitoring and soil health, enhanced nutrient and cover crop management, online economic tools and planting season best practices.
“RCFI works to answer questions like: ‘Are the benefits from this practice observable and measurable? If so, what outcomes are most beneficial for me compared to the management challenges and input costs?’” says/adds/ furthers Wolf.
Ed Anderson, RCFI senior director of research, says ISA brings a regional approach to research using roadmaps to help guide understanding and activity adoption.
“Everyone understands how the use of a roadmap helps make the journey easier,” says Anderson. “While farmers can tap into data and information generated from farmers throughout Iowa, they will also be focused on their regions and the accompanying soil conditions, recent weather challenges and more. We strive to be a true partner with our soybean farmer members.”
Iowa farmers growing soybeans and marketing 250 bushels annually can activate their checkoff-funded farmer membership at no extra cost. Checkoff funds and leveraged funding supports the work of RCFI.
Register for both webinars today at iasoybeans.com/research. One registration will grant access to both events.
The Iowa Soybean Association (www.iasoybeans.com) is “Driven To Deliver” increased soybean demand through market development and new uses, farmer-focused research and results, timely information and know-how and policy initiatives enabling farmers and the industry to flourish. Founded in 1964 by farmers to serve farmers, ISA is governed by a board of 22 farmers to advocate on behalf of the state’s 40,000 soybean producers, including more than 12,000 ISA farmer members and industry stakeholders.