Date: November 13, 2014
Media Contact: Linda Funk
Flavorful Insight, 515-491-8636
Interviews & photos
available upon request.
2015 Crop Updates Offered at Regional Wisconsin Soybean Grower Conferences
Madison, WI, November 13, 2014—A series of one-day Wisconsin Soybean Growers Conferences will prepare farmers for the 2015 season. In early December, growers, media and others interested in the state’s $59 billion agriculture economy will converge at regional soybean conferences held around the state. More than 75 farmers are expected to attend each of the conferences, where they will receive updates for next year’s growing season. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, these day-long events are scheduled for December 2in Janesville, December 3 in Eau Claire and December 4 in Ripon.
Workshops at the series of Wisconsin Soybean Grower Conferences will cover a wide range of agricultural concerns and issues. At each location, the topics will include presentations on 2014 Soybean Diseases, Marketing Hints for 2015, and Irrigation, Soil and Water Management. Among the expert presenters is Dr. Shawn Conley, Soybean Extension Specialist at University of Wisconsin, Madison. He says, “Growers will learn what is new from a seed, crop protection and inoculants perspective, as well as managing inputs for 2015.”
Mike Cerny, president of the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board adds that the conferences offer soybean farmers a great opportunity. “Attendees will be able to obtain up-to-date information so they can make more informed decisions for the 2015 planting season,” Cerny says. The workshops also offer soybean farmers a chance to ask questions of the expert presenters.
Here are the conference dates and locations. Each event runs from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
- The Janesville Wisconsin Soybean Conference will be presented Tuesday, December 2, at the Holiday Inn, 3100 Wellington Place.
- The Eau Claire Wisconsin Soybean Conference takes place Wednesday, December 3, at the Sleep Inn Suites and Conference Center, 5872 33rdAvenue.
- The Ripon Wisconsin Soybean Conference convenes on Thursday, December 4, at Royal Ridges, 1 Westgate Drive.
For particulars about the conferences and more information about Wisconsin-grown soybeans, visit the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board website at www.wisoybean.org.
The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) is a grassroots, farmer-led organization that leads efforts in soybean research and the expansion of soybean market opportunities. Established in 1983 as part of a Wisconsin-mandated checkoff, the board works every day to maximize the profitability of Wisconsin soybean producers. It builds soybean demand, creates new uses for soybeans, and focuses on soybean disease research. WSMB is committed to providing statewide soy education and outreach programs that inform consumers about the benefits of soy. It offers a comprehensive soy curriculum for educators, and partners with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom to provide Soybean Science Kits and lessons that increase agricultural literacy.