The Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program is hosting a free seminar, “Maximizing Yield while Optimizing ROI: Randy Dowdy Discusses How,” on January 20 in Bloomington, Ill. Dowdy is the 2016 soybean yield record holder at 171.8 bushels/acre, and 2014 corn yield record holder at 504 bushels an acre. In 2016, Dowdy placed first in the no-till/strip-till irrigated corn category with a yield of 521 bushels per acre The seminar sponsored by the Illinois Corn Growers Association, FS InVISION™ and FS HiSOY® will be held at the Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington and will run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., with lunch included. During the six-hour seminar, growers will have the opportunity to have a conversation with Dowdy and ask questions about approaches he takes to increase yield on his operation and earn up to 4 hours of CCA CEU credits.
Dowdy’s goal is to teach growers why things work and how to understand the crop’s needs, while interacting with his audience.
“We know that increasing yield responsibly and economically is on the minds of almost every producer in Illinois,” says Daryl Cates, ISA chairman and farmer from Columbia, Ill. “We want to bring in someone who does that on a large scale and hopefully Illinois producers can take home some practical advice to try on their own farms.”
During the seminar, Dowdy will focus on return on investment for trying new practices. As a farmer, he realized that one of the hardest things to do is to change, adapt, and be willing to try new things that lead to success.
Click here to register for the event, please visit or call 888-826-4011.
All attendees will be registered for the day-long seminar as well as lunch. While attendance is free, space is limited to the first 200 registrants.
Learn more about Randy Dowdy here.