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Arkansas Soybean Association Announces Seminar

Little Rock, Ark. (January 16, 2018) –The Arkansas Soybean Association has set Monday, January 29 as the date of their Annual Business Session and Seminar.  The informative seminar and business session will be held at the Brinkley Convention Center (1501 Weatherby Dr, Brinkley, AR 72021) in Brinkley, Arkansas.  Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m., program at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude in 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 Cynthia Edwards, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture for Arkansas; Patrick Delaney, Director, Policy Communication, American Soybean Association.; Gary Sitzer, Chairman, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board; and Dr. Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist.  A tentative agenda is available online at

Topics will cover Arkansas Agriculture, the latest on soybean insects, and an update on the Soybean Federal Policy Outlook. The Soybean Association will hold its Annual Business Session of membership.  During this meeting, the winners of the 2017 Grow for the Green Yield Challenge will be recognized along with the newest 100 Bushel Club Members: Billy Wayne Tripp (Searcy), John Newkirk (Stuttgart), Mary Galloway (Gregory), and Jason Berry (DeWitt).  The 2018 DuPont Young Leader, James Elton Wray (Truman) 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 day.”

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

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