2019 Iowa Soybean Assoc. Farmer Research Tour Ames, IA | IAWA

February 7, 2019 all-day
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Dr
Ames, IA 50014
Sue Derscheid

More About the Iowa Soybean Association’s Farmer Research Tours

The Iowa Soybean Association is taking the annual research conference on the road this year! The ISA research team is going on tour, stopping at three cities in Iowa. The mainstay of the 2019 Farmer Research Tour continues to be providing valuable information on the latest research and management practices you can apply to your farm. This year, there will be topics focused on your geographical area and ISA researchers will share data relevant to your region.

The discussion will provide localized soybean production data, tips for managing emerging pests and strategies for optimizing soil health to boost yields. All tour stops will feature the ISA Analytics, Environmental Programs and Services and the On-Farm Network® teams presenting results from 2018 projects. Roundtables and breakout sessions will facilitate the tailoring of topics to each region and the local needs of farmers. The conferences include lunch and refreshments. Continuing education credits will be available.


For those joining in Ames, you will hear about data collection, storage and sharing. On-farm, analytics and environmental research results topics will include weed management, water monitoring, nutrient management, cover crops and watershed projects.

Schedule is as follows:

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast, Welcome and Research Roundtable Discussion

  • 10:30 AM -11:30 AM
    Breakout Sessions – TBD

  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Breakout Sessions – TBD

  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Breakout Sessions – TBD

  • 3:45 PM
    Al Kluis – Commodity Advisors, MN – Today’s Markets

For directions to the event you can click here.

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Tour presentations are as follows:

How to Collect, Share and Use Data

  • Dan Frieburg, Premier Crop
    • Data has become a huge part of today’s farming operations. How private is your data? Should you share your data with your neighbors, your agronomist? Frieburg will answer these important questions.

Positioning for Profit in 2019

  • Al Kluis, Commodity Advisors, MN
    • Kluis will review the markets from 2018 and offer key fundamentals to watch for this year. He’ll discuss his ideas for price and time plans for selling corn and soybeans in 2019.

More tour presentations and schedules for Ames will be posted soon here.

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