2019 Iowa Soybean Assoc. Farmer Research Tour Storm Lake | IAWA

February 5, 2019 all-day
King's Pointe Resort
1520 E Lakeshore Dr
Storm Lake, IA 50588
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.

Storm Lake

The soybean gall midge will headline the Storm Lake session, with Erin Hodgson, Iowa State University Extension entomologist. 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

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Tour presentations are as follows:

New Pest, No Rest

  • Erin Hodgson, ISU Extension and Outreach Entomologist
    • The soybean gall midge has made its presence known in western Iowa. Hodgson will share how to know if you have an infestation and the research being done to combat this new pest.

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 Storm Lake will be posted soon here.

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