November 29, 2021

Soybean research info, free lunch coming to an elevator near you

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Soybean Association is partnering with the Soybean Research & Information Network, funded by the United Soybean Board, to provide Illinois farmers the opportunity to learn more about soybean checkoff-funded research projects and enjoy a few snacks during the demanding harvest season.

ISA and SRIN will be distributing 2,500 lunchboxes throughout 66 Illinois communities, targeting grain elevators as main access points. Each lunchbox will contain snacks, water bottles, promotional items and additional information about both programs.

“We developed this project to increase our farmers’ overall knowledge about soybean production research that checkoff dollars help to fund and the role they play in improving farm resilience, profitability and sustainability within the industry,” said Rachel Peabody, director of communications for ISA.

“We want our farmers to know where they can find additional agronomic resources, and by meeting our farmers where they are this season in the grain elevator line, we hope they recognize our appreciation for doing the work our country depends on.”

Farmers can check out the SRIN database at any time at Covering topics such as agronomics, soybean diseases and pests, Illinois farmers have access to any state’s checkoff-funded soybean research findings due to the network’s extensive library of online resources.