The Iowa Soybean Association takes research conference out into the state

January 23, 2019 2:23 PM
Blog Post

The Iowa Soybean Association has hosted a farmer-oriented research conference in central Iowa in February for many years. In 2019, the event is moving out into the state. The ISA Farmer Research Tour will be held at three locations in the first two weeks of February. Specific dates and locations of the three events are:

  • February 5 in Storm Lake at King’s Pointe Resort, 1520 East Lakeshore Drive
  • February 7 in Ames at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive
  • February 12 in Cedar Rapids at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW

The programs run from 8 am to 5 pm. The topics of presentations at the three events will be similar and are posted online here, but region-specific information also will be presented.

Presentations include “New Pest, No Rest: Soybean Gall Midge” (Erin Hodgson, ISU, Storm Lake event only) and “How to Collect, Share, and Use Data” (Dan Frieberg, Premier Crop Systems, Ames location only).  Al Kluis of Kluis Commodity Advisors will give a presentation titled “Positioning for Profit in 2019” at all three events. And Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will be the featured luncheon speaker at the Cedar Rapids location. Numerous additional presentations will be given by ISA personnel in the Analytic Services, Environmental Programs and Services, and On-Farm Network® programs of ISA at all three locations.

iowa soybean association tour logo

Registration costs are listed below and you can register online.

  • general attendee: $50
  • ISA member: $25
  • participant in ISA On-Farm Network® and Environmental Programs and Services: free
  • student: $10

Contact Sue Derscheid at for additional information.


Greg Tylka Morrill Professor

Dr. Greg Tylka is a Morrill Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at Iowa State University with extension and research responsibilities for management of plant-parasitic nematodes. The focus of Dr. Tylka's research program at Iowa State University is primarily the soybea...