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Resilient Farmer Roadshow Features Financial Advice for Illinois Farmers

February 02, 2018



Resilient Farmer Roadshow Features Financial Advice for Illinois Farmers

Five regional events designed to help farmers be better business managers

BLOOMINGTON, ILL—February 2, 2018—The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program, the University of Illinois and Illinois Farm Business Farm Management will host in mid-February a series of regional events designed to help farmers be better business managers.
Each “Resilient Farmer Roadshow” event will discuss financial habits of successful farmers, cash flow management, grain marketing, crop insurance and making good agronomic decisions based on potential return on investment.
“We expect growers will hear lots of practical, actionable advice to help their bottom lines and feel more confident about managing the business side of their operations,” says Linda Kull, ISA director of strategic research.
The event is focused on University of Illinois professor Gary Schnitkey’s research on the habits of financially resilient farmers and is designed to provide farmers with tangible takeaways.
“The ISA board understands that profitability is top of mind for many farmers, especially in this economic environment,” says Jenny Mennenga, ISA Production Committee chair and soybean farmer from LeRoy, Ill. “We invest checkoff funds to help farmers become better agronomic managers and better business managers, and we hope to see big crowds at these events.”
Each event will begin with registration at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at noon with an optional workshop in the afternoon. The dates and locations include:
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13 in DeKalb
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Galesburg
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 in Bloomington
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Altamont
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Mt. Vernon
To view the agenda and register, visit, or visit Farmdoc and look for the Resilient Farmers button.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace. For more information, visit the website
For more information, contact:
Rachel Peabody
Mark Ingbritson