Global Food Forum

How are you Improving Your Sustainability and Profitability?

Jason Kieser
Bloomington, Illinois

Technology gives us the ability to quickly and accurately make adjustments to our operation without sacrificing time and labor. The instant data accelerates our learning curve and allows us to conduct more tests and checks. We expanded from 500-foot check strips to whole field tests, providing larger data sets to make well-informed management decisions.

Mike Langseth
Barney, North Dakota

The advances in seeding technology that have allowed us to reduce tillage over time have made a huge difference on our farm. Last year, we were able to go completely no-till and direct-seeded the entire farm. In addition to the environmental benefits, like greatly reducing our potential for erosion, this saved us money on labor, machinery and fuel.

Reggie Strickland
Mt. Olive, North Carolina

We were one of the first in our area to completely adopt GPS zone soil sampling. With this technology, we divide each field into management zones and conduct soil tests in multiple spots to determine more precise application of fertilizer and lime. We also overlay yield data.

USB Staff Writer
USB Staff Writer

Staff Writer

United Soybean Board

United Soybean Board’s 78 volunteer farmer-directors work on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers to achieve maximum value for their soy checkoff investments. These volunteers invest and leverage checkoff funds in programs and partnerships to drive soybean innovation beyond the bushel and increase preference for U.S. soy. That preference is based on U.S. soybean meal and oil quality and the sustainability of U.S. soybean farmers.