SOYBEAN MANAGEMENT MEETINGS RESULT IN IMPROVED PROFITS
Soybean is an important row crop in Missouri with about 5 million acres planted each year. An annual winter meeting in Union focusing on soybean production targets farmers in East Central Missouri. These soybean meetings have been held for 15 years with a generally growing attendance. Speakers include University of Missouri Extension faculty and representatives from the Missouri Soybean Association. These meetings target current topics that are important to soybean farmers’ management decisions. Farmers in attendance report individually growing from 40 to more than 500 acres of soybean each year. Evaluations of the program reveal that farmers appreciate the information presented and that the knowledge gained helps them make management decisions for the growing season. When asked how the meetings improved their farm profitability over the past 5 to 10 years, 20 percent indicated no improvements, one third indicated an increase of $5 to $10 per acre per year, 27 percent indicated an increase of $10 to $25 per acre per year and 20 percent indicated an increase of more than $25 per acre per year. Annual meetings focusing on soybean production result in improved crop management and profitability.
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Authors: M. Herring, K. Bolte
Herring, M. Agronomy/Natural Resources Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, Missouri, 63084
Bolte, K. Ag Business Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, Missouri, 63084