Soybean Management Field Days
Soybean Management Field Days

20th Anniversary Soybean Management Field Days2018 Soybean Management Field Days

August 7-10, 2018

For 20 years, Soybean Management Field Days have been helping Nebraska growers stay competitive in the global marketplace.  We’ve brought research-based information to your neighborhood – 76 different farms and locations so far with nearly 9,000 growers attending since we began.  Our goal remains the same as the first field day – to help soybean growers maximize productivity and profitability through smart decisions and efficient use of resources.  Meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starts right here in Nebraska – at the 2018 Soybean Management Field Days!  Join us at a site near you – complimentary admission and lunch included.

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Sponsors - Nebraska Soybean Board and Nebraska Extension


SMFD Locations

2018 Locations

The field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event. Dates, locations and directions are listed below.  (Downloadable maps and directions coming soon!)

Tuesday, Aug. 7
Dean Jacobitz Farm - KENESAW, NE


Wednesday, Aug. 8

John and Mike Frey Farm - ALBION, NE


Thursday, Aug. 9
Ed Lammers Farm - HARTINGTON, NE


Friday, Aug. 10

Ray Jr. & Kevin Kucera Farm - CEDAR BLUFFS, NE


What will you learn about?

Learn how to profitably apply the products of technology and research at the farm level.  This educational event is for you - the soybean grower and agronomic representatives supporting the soybean industry. Experts will share their knowledge and experiences as they relate to soybean production, marketing and management.

  • Marketing, Risk Management and Farm Policy

  • Weed Management:

Cover Crops and Weed Control

Conventional vs. Traited Soybean Variety Production

  • Management of Cover Crops & Soybean Insects and Pathogens

  • Cover Crop Research

Irrigation Management, Soil Fertility, and Cover Crop Research

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What you will learn


 The Presenters

The Presenters

Unbiased, research-based information from University presenters and industry consultants.   Updates on biodiesel use and markets are provided by the members and staff of the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff and others. 

Cover Crops: Managing Soybean Insects and Pathogens

- Nick Arneson, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Plant Pathology Research Technologist

- Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist

- Tom Hunt, Nebraska Research & Extension Entomologist

- Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist

- Ron Seymour, Nebraska Extension Educator – Entomologist

- Robert Wright, Nebraska Extension Entomologist

Cover Crops and Soybean Production Irrigation Management, Soil Fertility, and Cover Crop Research

- Leonardo Bastos, UNL Soil and Water Sciences PhD Graduate Student

- Katja Koehler-Cole, UNL Agronomy Post-Doctoral Research Associate

- Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Agronomist

- Steve Melvin, Nebraska Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

- Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator, Irrigation and Cropping Systems

Marketing, Risk Management and Farm Policy

- Austin Duerfeldt , Nebraska Extension, Agricultural Economist

- Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension, Agricultural Economist

- Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension, Agricultural Economist

Weed Management:  Cover Crops and Weed Control, Conventional vs. Traited, Soybean Variety Production

- Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator

- Rodrigo Werle, Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist,University of Wisconsin

We are conducting replicated research at the Soybean Management Field Days sites...
learn about what we are finding out!

Research Updates

Contact Us

Nebraska Soybean Checkoff

 3815 Touzalin Ave. Suite 101 * Lincoln, NE 68507 * 1-800-852-BEAN

Nebraska Extension

   1071 County Road G * Ithaca, NE 68033 * 1-800-529-8030