The Arkansas Soybean Association has set Wednesday, Jan. 16, as the date of their Annual Business Session and Seminar. The informative seminar and business session will be held at the Grand Prairie Center (2709 Hwy 165 South) in Stuttgart, according to a news release.


Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. It will conclude in the early-afternoon. Lunch will be provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and meeting sponsors.


The program will include a report from the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and recognition of the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge winners. Dr. Jeremy Ross will present an overview of the contest and provide information on what we have learned. Speakers scheduled at this time are Butch Calhoun, Director of the Arkansas State Plant Board; W. Stan Born, director on the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC); and JO Norman, vice-president, Oakley Grain Division; and Dr. Jason Norsworthy, University of Arkansas System Division of Ag. A tentative agenda is available online at www.arkansassoybean.com.


Topics will include the latest on soybean export prospects, spray technology, and prevention of soybean damage at harvest. The Soybean Association will hold its Annual Business Session of membership. During this meeting, the winners of the 2018 Grow for the Green Yield Challenge will be recognized along with the newest 100 Bushel Club Members: William Palsa of Tillar. The 2019 DuPont Young Leader, Kyle Schlenker from Wynne will also be recognized.


Ag business reps will be present to answer your questions. We will also be holding a live auction to raise additional funds for special projects. Auction items, provided by members of the soybean industry, include soybean seed, crop protection chemicals, fish cookers, custom applications, pearls, and many other similar items.


Arkansas President AJ Hood said recently, “This is a busy time of year for all producers and we have designed our meeting to meet the needs of our membership. We are providing information we feel is important to producers in a half day.”


All are invited to attend and bring a friend, a spokeswoman said. CEU credits will be available. For more information, please contact the office at 501-666-1418 or swsoy@aristotle.net.