Learn How to Grow 100-Bushel Soybeans, Register for March soy100 Event

March 8, 2014

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South Dakota soybean farmers are invited to attend the soy100 event, March 13 at the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Campus in Brookings. Register for this event online at www.sdsoybean.org/soy100.

The soy100 seminar focuses on the simple question, “What can farmers do to grow 100-bushel soybeans in South Dakota?” Attendees will hear from experts on soybean markets, weed resistance, soil health, water management and more.

“We are asking farmers to rise to the challenge of growing 100-bushel soybeans in South Dakota. The soy100 event is designed to help farmers think about innovative management practices that could help significantly increase their soybean yields,” said Marc Reiner, farmer from Tripp and South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council chairman.

This year’s featured speakers are Kent Beadle, market analyst with the Russell Consulting Group, and Palle Pederson, seed care technology manager at Syngenta. View the complete agenda.

Kent Beadle | Market Analyst, Russell Consulting Group
Beadle is a market analyst with CHS Hedging, Inc., a full-service risk management and commodities broker. With the company since 1989, he currently manages CHS Hedging’s ownership stake in the Russell Consulting Group, a risk management and financial consulting service. Beadle provides the Russell Consulting Service to CHS Hedging producer-customers, and also provides the marketing recommendations to associates and their clients. In addition, Beadle works directly with farmers who choose to manage their own risk with futures and options programs. Beadle began his agribusiness career in 1985 with the Minneapolis Grain Exchange and joined CHS in 1986. Beadle holds a Series 3 license and is a registered associate with the National Futures Association.

Palle Pedersen, Ph.D. | Seed Care Technology Manager, Syngenta
Pedersen is responsible for the management of the Seedcare development program in the U.S. as well as the management of the Seedcare Institute of Technology in Stanton, Minn. Prior to joining Syngenta in 2010, Pedersen was an associate professor at Iowa State University where he coordinated and provided state leadership in soybean production and management for seven years. Pedersen received his undergraduate degree and master’s degree in agricultural science from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Denmark, his master’s in agricultural economics from Wye College, England, and his doctorate in agronomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The soy100 event is held at SDSU in room Rotunda D of the Bailey Rotunda Building. Farmers are encouraged to preregister for soy100 at www.sdsoybean.org/soy100. Registration is also available at the door. Check-in and registration begin at 7:45 a.m. on March 13, with the event kicking off at 8:30 a.m. The soy100 event is hosted by SDSRPC and SDSU Extension.