The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board will host the 2012 Arkansas Soybean Research Summit at East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City, Ark., on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The summit will feature talks from industry professionals aimed at educating farmers on how to increase soybean crop yields. There is no charge to attend and it is open to anyone with an interest in Arkansas soybeans.
The keynote speaker for the event is Ken Morrison. Morrison began his professional career trading commodities at Cargill, where he held numerous leadership positions in the U.S. and Asia for over 27 years. Morrison actively trades most agricultural futures as an independent speculator and is widely viewed by soybean producers as having an understanding of daily market developments.
Farmers in attendance will have the opportunity to win door prizes, which include two iPads and 50 bags of Osage variety soybean seeds. The soybean seeds were provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board in partnership with the Arkansas Seed Growers Association.Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the event begins at 8:30 a.m. The soybean summit is expected to conclude by 1:00 p.m.
The soybean board consists of soybean producers nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas. Although board members contribute many hours of their time to administering the program, they serve without pay.