THE ARKANSAS Soybean Association will hold its annual meeting Jan. 29 at the Convention Center in Brinkley, Ark. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude with a lunch sponsored by the Arkansas Promotion Board.

The program includes a panel discussion on the next farm bill. Panelists are Cynthia Edwards, aid to Sen. Blanche Lincoln; Andrea Allen, aide to Sen. Tim Hutchinson; Chad Causey, aide to Rep. Marion Berry; and Bill Reed, vice president, Riceland Foods.

Jerry Ford, secretary of the United Soybean Board, will review the work funded by the soybean checkoff.

Winners of the 2001 Arkansas Soybean Association Yield Challenge, the 2002 ARSA/DuPont Young Leader, and the 2001 ARSA Extension Education Awards will be recognized.

For more information, call Dawn Hoew at 800-247-8691.