Innovation to Profit Conference

The Innovation to Profit Conference, powered by the Iowa Soybean Association, will be held at the FFA Enrichment Center on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. (1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, Iowa 50023)

You'll receive the tools, information and resources to help you create a successful game plan for 2023. This $350 value conference is provided at no cost thanks to your checkoff investment.


  • 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


Learn More About the Keynotes

Anja Manuel

    As a former diplomat, author and advisor on foreign policy, Anja Manuel will provide insight into the critical role that agriculture plays in the global environment and why you should factor these considerations into your farm’s game plan for success.

Seneca Wallace

    From becoming one of the greatest players ever to don the cardinal and gold at Iowa State, to a 10-year playing career in the NFL, to becoming a successful business owner, Seneca Wallace will share his experiences and why it’s important that you develop a game plan for success for your farm.


Customize Your Experience

Breakout Sessions

Agronomic Practices to Enhance Field Performance and Increase Profitability

  • Learn the benefits and challenges associated with implementing practices like cover cropping in corn and soybean production while minimizing risk, maximizing profit and overall sustainability on the farm.

Planning for the Field Edge

  • Discover the different edge-of-field practices for water management, water quality, habitat and how water monitoring can be used to inform decision making.

Relay Cropping Tips and Tricks

  • An RCFI research agronomist and relay trial farmer participant discuss strategies to manage cereal rye and soybeans in relay and the potential risks to the system. Try your hand at RCFI's Cover Crop Economic Simulator to model economic outcomes from a variety of cover crop systems.

Research and Conservation Opportunities for 2023

  • Explore 2023 RCFI programming and the importance farmer participation makes in research. Identify how conservation fits your farm and what opportunities are available to make implementation successful.

Advances in Crop Protection

  • Learn about the latest findings from our research on crop protection in soybeans and corn as well as soybean weed management, corn rootworm and other important pests in Iowa crop production.

Biologicals and Your Farm

  • There are a large variety of biological product options available for your farm. Hear about how these products work and their impact.


Prepare to make your game plan for 2023 at the Innovation to Profit Conference. Click the button below to register or visit the registration page.


2023 Conference Agenda

     9:00 AM:  Registration and Networking
     9:30 AM:  ISA Welcome
     9:40 AM:  Opening Keynote - Anja Manuel
     10:30 AM:  Research and Landscape (General Session)
     11:20 AM:  Lunch and Iowa's Front 40 Champion Recognition (Iowa's Front 40)
     12:30 PM:  Breakout Session #1 (See descriptions above)
     1:30 PM:  Breakout Session #2 (See descriptions above)
     2:30 PM:  RCFI Marketplace (discuss 2023 action plan with RCFI staff)
     3:00 PM:  Closing Keynote - Seneca Wallace
     3:50 PM:  ISA Closing
     4:00 PM:  Adjourn

* Stick around from 4:00 - 5:00 PM for an optional social hour with food and meet and greet with Seneca Wallace.

Past Conference Presentations

2022 Innovation to Profit Conference

Cover Crop Termination

Presenter: Teresa Middleton, Field Services Program Manager

Water Management

Presenter: Chris Hay, PhD, Sr. Research Scientist

Nitrogen Management

Presenter: Drew Clemmensen, Field Services Program Manager

White Mold

Presenter: Scott Nelson, Sr. Field Services Program Manager

 Decision Support Tools

Presenter: Suzanne Fey, Analyst; Aaron Prestholt, Analyst; Josh McDanel, Spatial Data Analyst