The Arkansas Soybean Association has set Jan. 29 as the date of their Annual Business Session and Seminar. The informative seminar and business session will be held at the Convention Center (1501 Weatherby Drive) in Brinkley, Ark.

Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m., program at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude in mid-afternoon. Lunch will be provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.

The program will include a legislative update from the American Soybean Association, a look at the Arkansas Water Plan,  a Commodity Market and Land Market Economic Outlook, a report from the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board,  and an expanded panel discussion on the Go for the Green ($$$$) Soybean Yield Challenge.

Speakers scheduled at this time are Danny Murphy, President, American Soybean Association; Shannon Davis, Chairman, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board; Edward Swaim, chief of the Water Resources Management Division of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, and Mike Walsten, Editor, ProFarmer/Farm Journal/LandOwner.

A tentative agenda is available online here.

The Soybean Association will hold its 49th Annual Business Session of membership. During this meeting, the winners of the 2012 Go for the Green ($$$$) Yield Challenge will be announced and the 2013 DuPont Young Leaders, Ryan & Sara Bell will be recognized. There will be an expanded panel discussion with the Go for the Green Winners.

Agriculture business reps will be present to answer your questions. We will also be holding a live auction to raise additional funds for lobbying and special projects. Auction items, provided by members of the soybean industry, include soybean seed, crop protection chemicals, trout fishing, custom applications, pearls, and many other similar items.

Ted Glaub, Arkansas President, said recently, “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 day.”

All are invited to attend and bring a friend.  For more information, please contact the office at (501) 666-1418 or email swsoy@aristotle.net.