Free Webinar Offers Guidance on Using Data to Benchmark Your Farming Operation

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the United Soybean Board (USB) are pleased to announce the first webinar in a series of three webinars designed to help soybean farmers understand how new technology and effective data management can help improve the sustainability of their farming operation. The title of the first webinar is Using Data to Benchmark Your Farming Operation, presented by Joe Luck, Ph.D., associate professor of biological systems engineering and a precision agriculture engineer at the University of Nebraska. This webinar is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at 1 p.m. Central Time. All three webinars are possible through sponsorship support provided by the soybean checkoff and the United Soybean Board.

Data collection, analysis and benchmarking are essential to achieving and sustaining continuous improvement in the production of soybeans. Dr. Luck will discuss the various tools and techniques required to establish a valid data benchmarking program. Using examples of data applications from farm research studies focused on soybeans, he will show how data can be used to gather knowledge to improve production, and build a more sustainable farming operation.

As more customers of U.S. soybeans demand sustainably produced products, it’s important for all soybean farmers to consider practices on their farm that will meet those demands. Effective use of new technology and on-farm data management can play a key role in the sustainable production of U.S. soybeans and demonstrating that sustainability to our customers.

Click here to register for the webinar on Feb. 19. If you are unable to participate in the live version of the webinar, a recording of this presentation will also be available for farmers to download after the event.

Two additional webinars, sponsored by ASA, the soybean checkoff and USB, will be held in March and early April. Farmers should stay tuned for more announcements from ASA regarding these future technology-focused webinars.