BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Soybean Association has named its ILSoyAdvisor CCA Soy Envoy class for the 2021 growing season.
Funded by the Illinois Soybean checkoff, the CCA Soy Envoy program is a partnership between ISA and Illinois Certified Crop Advisers. The CCA Soy Envoys commit to a one-year term to contribute actionable information, advice and in-season updates via the ILSoyAdvisor blog to support Illinois soybean farmers in their goals of increasing yields and profits while minimizing environmental impact.
The 2021 CCA Soy Envoys are:
Jason Boehler is a certified crop adviser and certified crop specialist, as well as a seed specialist at M&M Service Co. He specializes in advising growers in agronomic practices, fertility, chemical and seed genetics to maximize yield potential and economic return on investment for each farmers’ environment. Boehler holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture science with an emphasis in agronomy from Western Illinois University. His wife, Kayli, and he are raising two daughters near Litchfield, where he farms corn, soybeans and forages with his father.
Jason Carr returns for his third year as a CCA Soy Envoy and is a technology development representative with Bayer Crop Science. He leads agronomic research projects with corn and soybeans focused on creating tailored solutions for growers. Prior to his current role, he spent a decade in soybean breeding with Monsanto as part of a team developing numerous commercially successful varieties in RM groups 2 and 3. Carr lives in El Paso and holds a master’s degree in molecular genetics and a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and environmental sciences from UIUC.
Scott Eversgerd is a certified crop adviser and has been a field agronomist for Pioneer in southern Illinois for 18 years. He works with local growers to maximize their farming operations in seed selection and all other aspects of agronomy. Eversgerd spent five years in Kentucky as a crop consultant on high management wheat and precision technology and spent five years with Novartis/Syngenta Crop Protection in Indiana and North Carolina. He holds a bachelor’s degree in plant and soil science from Southern Illinois University and resides in Nashville, Illinois, with his wife, Stacie, and two children, daughter, Katlyn, and son, Logan. Eversgerd operates his family farm in Clinton County with his two brothers raising corn, soybeans and wheat.
Jared Greuel is the owner and sales agronomist for Greuel Farm Service, offering multiple lines of seed, crop protection, biological and fertility management to growers across central Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management and has been a CCA since 2015. Greuel specializes in challenging current systems to create more profit for growers and balance program efficiency versus effectiveness. He currently raises non-GMO corn and soybeans with his uncle north of Effingham and resides in Mattoon with his wife, Nicole, and children, Mason, Carson and MacKenna.
Jason Haegele is the region agronomist for WinField United in Illinois and leads WinField United’s agronomy services team for the eastern United States. Employed by WinField United for four years, Haegele was previously a research scientist with DuPont Pioneer for two years. Haegele holds a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and ag engineering from Iowa State University, a master’s degree in crop production and physiology also from Iowa State, and a Ph.D. in crop sciences from the U of I.
Randy Niver is currently a technical agronomist for Asgrow DeKalb in east-central Illinois and works closely with dealers and sellers to make product and placement recommendations for their growers. Niver has been with Bayer Crop Science for 15 years and has been in many aspects of the business from R&D, regulatory and commercial. He and his wife, Angie, and their three sons, Luke, Will and Colt, work together on a small family farm with corn, soybeans, wheat, grass and alfalfa hay, beef cattle, chickens, ducks, goats and horses.
Visit ILSoyAdvisor.com to learn more and read updates from the CCA Soy Envoys.