Contributors

Laura Temple

Contributing Editor
USSOY.org

Laura Temple enjoys telling complex stories from the agriculture industry. Throughout her career, she has helped industry associations and companies communicate about science-based issues, programs and management practices. Her industry experience includes crop protection, seeds, technology development and use, livestock production, trade and more. She grew up on a crop and pig farm in northwest Illinois and earned her B.S. in agricultural communications from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Continuous Improvement

Bees Boost Crop Health

Laura TempleJan 31, 2020

Kansas, in the U.S. Midwest, names the honeybee as the official state insect. Beekeepers across the state are encouraging farmers to diversify and increase crop…

Family farms

Farmers Find Innovative Ways to Share Their Stories

Laura TempleJan 20, 2020

As consumers move further from today’s technologically advanced farms, U.S. farmers have found innovative ways to share their stories and connect with their customers. Many…

Continuous Improvement

2020 Ground Work: Winter Farm Work

Laura TempleJan 5, 2020

U.S. farmers typically harvest most of their soybeans between September and November. Planting doesn’t begin until about April or May. But the winter months in…

Health

Debunking Soy Consumption Myths

Laura TempleDec 29, 2019

Soybeans deliver complete protein along with vitamins, minerals, healthy fatty acids and fiber. But conflicting research has created uncertainty about consuming soy. A research summary…

Water

Irrigation Innovation — Emerging Technologies can Improve Water Use Efficiency

Laura TempleAug 21, 2019

Crops are thirsty. They use water to take in nutrients and facilitate processes to grow, flower and yield. And they are finicky. Each crop demands…

Precision Agriculture

Precision Technology Advances Soy Sustainability

Laura TempleSep 18, 2018

In any production system, precision leads to efficiency and quality. For soybean production, precision also leads to sustainability. “We strive for every drop of water…