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ISA Innovation to Profit Conference to Jumpstart 2022 Growing Season

January 5, 2022 | Brock Johnston

Ankeny, Iowa — Innovation to Profit, a highly interactive and farmer-centric conference powered by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA), will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. 

Programming will reveal keen agronomic and soil and water management insights from ISA's nationally renowned Research Center for Farming Innovation (RCFI). Industry experts will also pencil out the ROI of cropping options and peer into their crystal ball on how supply chain issues might impact net returns for the 2022 growing season. 

“The new year brings a host of new opportunities for soybean farmers, but many challenges continue to affect farmer profitability,” said Robb Ewoldt, ISA president and soybean farmer near Davenport. “From research opportunities and results, to supply chain discussions, producers will walk away from the conference with the knowledge and resources they need to make the best decisions for their operations.” 

Producers will unlock profit opportunities through interactive sessions including: 

  • Soybean market analysis for 2022 and beyond 
  • Research results and integrated in-field and edge-of-field strategies 
  • Supply chain panel discussion on emerging markets, soy transportation and production 
  • Interactive tools for profitable decision making 
  • Management options to improve yields and address water quality challenges 

Confirmed speakers include Matt Erickson, Ag Economic & Policy Advisor for Farm Credit Services of America, Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, and Mike Ralston, President of the Iowa Association of Business & Industry. Also, Steve Sukup, President and CEO of Sukup Manufacturing and John Latham, President of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds.  

Registration is courtesy of checkoff investments. Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) are available through session participation. 

To register or view complete agenda details, click here.

The Iowa Soybean Association ( 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 15,000 ISA farmer members and industry stakeholders.