Registration set for soybean marketing and production event
Global sustainability requirements; weed management and herbicide resistance issues; precision ag technologies and many other issues are having an impact on the profitability of soybean producers. The American Soybean Association’s new Soybean Marketing and Production College program, July 30, in St. Paul, Minn., will educate soybean producers on how to capitalize on these issues and technology to maximize on-farm profitability.
In the opening general session, Matthew Roberts, of Ohio State University, will present a review of the supply and demand situation for grains and oilseeds in the U.S. and the world, what that means for prices, and how growers can best take advantage of these trends in their own marketing decisions. Roberts will also examine the U.S. biofuels market and policy showing where it is today, how it got here, and what that means for the future. Special emphasis is placed on relating the discussion to energy security, food/crop prices, and the real winners and losers of U.S. biofuels policy.
The Marketing and Production College will also feature three intensive education sessions on:
Developing an Integrated Weed Management Plan for Your Farm to Maximize Profitability;
The U.S. Soy Sustainability Pledge to the World; and
Utilizing Precision Agriculture to Maximize Yields.
Registration fees for ASA members is $199 with a guest $124 and non-ASA members is $279 with a guest $209.
Registration fee includes one-night lodging, welcome reception on July 29, meals during the meeting and conference materials.
Registration deadline is July 9. Registrants can email the signed registration form with credit card payment information to Byron Keelin at email@example.com or fax to the American Soybean Association at 314-576-2786. Online registration is available at http://imis.asa-samms.com/public/.
(A registrant will need to create an online web account to register.) For information contact Byron Keelin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-754-1355.
For more information about the intensive education sessions or registration information about the ASA Soybean Marketing and Production College go to www.SoyGrowers.com/marketingproductioncollege.
The Soybean Marketing and Production College is sponsored by: AGCO Corporation, Bayer CropScience, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, Delaware Soybean Board, Kansas Soybean Commission, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association, South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board.