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soy100: Growing 100-Bushel Soybeans

The soy100 is an annual event held in conjunction with SDSU. soy100 focuses on the simple question, "What can farmers do to achieve 100-bushel soybeans in South Dakota?" This year's event was held on March 5 at the SDSU campus. If you weren't able to make it, watch the presentations here: 

Global Soybean Situation: Supply, Demand & Outlook
John C. Baize | Ag Trading & Policy Consultant

John C. Baize and Associates is an international agricultural trade and policy consulting firm specializing in the oilseeds sector. His clients include international agribusiness firms, agricultural trade associations and investment firms. He serves as an advisor to the United Soybean Board and U.S. Soybean Export Council. Prior to establishing his own firm in 1989, Baize served for over 10 years as a Staff Vice President in the American Soybean Association’s Washington Office. Baize also served for four years on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. Raised on a Texas grain and livestock farm, Baize earned a BS degree in agriculture from Texas Tech University and an MS in agriculture from Colorado State University.

Soybean Entomology: Focus on Soybean Aphids
Chris Difonzo | Professor, Entomology Dept., Michigan State University

Dr. DiFonzo is a field crops entomologist, responsible for applied research and extension related to corn, soybean, dry beans, sugar beets, alfalfa, pastures, small grains and stored grain. Current research interests include the biology and management of soybean aphid and control of corn rootworm. DiFonzo is interested in international agricultural education, participating in the MSU International Program’s IPM and Biotechnology summer short courses and cooperating on biotech training in the Philippines. In 2001 and 2002, she was recognized as the Outstanding Extension Specialist in Michigan. She received her PhD and MS in Entomology from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul.

Managing for Drought Stress
Dennis Todey | State Climatologist, Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, SDSU

Cheryl Reese | Research Associate III, Instructor, Plant Science Dept., SDSU

Sharon Clay | Professor, Weed Science, SDSU, Agronomy Society of America President


Soybean Success: Best Management Practices & Yield Contest Results
David Ricks | South Dakota Soybean Association, Industry Representative