The Arkansas Soybean Association has set Jan. 22 as the date of its 44th annual business session and seminar at the Convention Center in Brinkley, Ark. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., the program at 9 a.m., with conclusion following lunch.

The program will include an explanation of basis, updates on the upcoming farm bill and the soybean checkoff, and information from the crushing industry.

Speakers include Scott Hardy of White Commercial; John Hoffman, president, American Soybean Association, Waterloo, Iowa; and Todd Allen, executive committee member for the United Soybean Board, West Memphis Ark.

During the annual business session, winners of the 2007 Yield Challenge will be announced and the 2008 DuPont Young Leaders will be recognized. The 2007 CES Education Awards will also be awarded.

Ag business reps will be present to answer questions. New to the meeting will be an auction during lunch to raise funds for lobbying and special projects.

Andrew Oliver, Arkansas president, said, “This is a busy time of year for all producers and we have designed our meeting to meet the needs of our membership. We are providing information we feel is important to producers in a half day.”

All are invited to attend and bring a friend. For more information, call (800) 247-8691 or e-mail swsoy@aristotle.net.