Learn How to Grow 100-Bushel Soybeans, Register for soy100 Event in Brookings or Aberdeen

What do South Dakota soybean farmers need to do to break the 100-bushel bean barrier? Get answers and inspiration by attending one of two soy100 events held in Brookings March 13 and Aberdeen March 14, 2019.

“soy100 is a chance to catch up on the latest research from university and industry experts on a variety of topics, including a marketing guru to help us sell our crop more profitably,” said Viborg soybean farmer, Jon Schaeffer, South Dakota Soybean Association Treasurer & District 2 board member.

The soy100 events are hosted by the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC), in conjunction with SDSU Extension and South Dakota State University. Soy100 is sponsored by the South Dakota soybean checkoff and is offered at no cost.

“We hope that by hosting soy100 in two locations, more soybean growers will be able to attend and gain valuable information to improve their farm’s profitability,” Schaeffer said.

During the event, growers will hear from top market experts and agronomists who will share tips to maximize soybean yields – including everything from soil health to pest management – and how to make smart marketing decisions. And, winners of the 2018 South Dakota Soybean Yield Contest will share best management practices and technologies they rely upon to achieve award-winning yields.

Registration information

To register for the soy100 event in Brookings or Aberdeen, visit www.sdsoybean.org/soy100 or register over the phone, by calling the SD Soybean office at 605-330-9942.

Agenda & speaker information

The soy100 event in Brookings will be held on the campus of SDSU in the Performing Arts Center (1601 University Blvd., Brookings). The soy100 event in Aberdeen will be held at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center (1400 NW 8th Ave).

Both events begin at 7:30 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m. The agenda remains the same for both events.

7:30 a.m.      Registration

8:30 a.m.      Welcome

8:45 a.m.      Soybean Markets and Trade: Uncharted Waters: Ted Seifried, Zaner Group, specializes in agricultural hedging, employing various strategies using futures, futures spreads, outright options and options combinations. He will discuss how growers can adapt to market conditions by implementing different market strategies. He works with large to mid-size grain and livestock producers and end users throughout the world. Learn more by reading his blog, “The Ted Spread,” at www.Agweb.com.

9:45 a.m.      2019 Farm Bill: discussion will be led by a representative from South Dakota congressional leadership

10:45 a.m.    Gall Midge and Insect Pests: Emmanuel Byamukama, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist and Adam Varenhorst; Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist

11:15 a.m.    Producer Panel: 2018 Yield Contest winners share top 10 strategies to 100 bushels. Panel will be followed by a Q&A and moderated by Adam Kask, South Dakota Soybean Council and Greg Carlson, retired Professor, Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science, SDSU

12:15 p.m.    Lunch provided by SDSRPC

1 p.m.           Breakout Session 1: During the breakout sessions, soy100 participants can select to attend one session from the list below.

  • Corn and Soybean Marketing: Making the most of 2019
  • Agronomist Panel
  • Saline and Sodic Soils

1:45 p.m.      Breakout Session 2: During the breakout sessions, soy100 participants can select to attend one session from the list below.

  • Corn and Soybean Marketing: Making the most of 2019
  • Agronomist Panel
  • Saline and Sodic Soils

To learn more about how SDSRPC puts checkoff dollars to work for South Dakota’s soybean farmers, visit www.sdsoybean.org.