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eNews from Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Soybean Yield World Record Holder Explains His Strategies at Farm Profitability 2011

Highest-Yielding Illinois Farmers to Unveil Their Techniques Also at January Event

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Soyatech, LLC -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- December 21, 2010 -- Farm Profitability 2011, a single day conference organized by leading agriculture resource Soyatech, LLC, will include world champion soybean grower Kip Cullers from southwestern Missouri spearheading a discussion of how to maximize farm profitability through improved crop yields. Farm Profitability 2011 will be held on January 6, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois.

Kip Cullers broke his own record in 2010 by harvesting 160.6 bushels of soybeans per acre from his contest field (compared to the estimated 2009-2010 U.S. yield of approximately 44 bushels per acre) through application of his unique, innovative program of crop management. Mr. Cullers will address the potential for broader application of his techniques by other producers. Winners from the first Illinois Yield Challenge will also discuss how they improved their yields and accumulated data for researchers during the 2009/10 growing season.

Other confirmed participants in the Farm Profitability 2011 program include:

• Lynn Clarkson, President of Clarkson Grain Co.;
• Darrel Good, Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
• Doug Grennan, Senior Manager at The Scoular Company;
• Tom Hertz, Principal at Hertz Farm Management; and
• Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director of the Soy Transportation Coalition.

Developed specifically for corn and soybean producers, Farm Profitability 2011 will provide strategies that can help them to improve business practices; control costs; maximize yield and quality; and capitalize on marketing opportunities in order to increase farm profitability.

Key topics to be addressed at Farm Profitability 2011 will include:

• successful pricing strategies to obtain the best price for a crop;
• how the use of crop inputs – and the market forces behind them – affect farm profitability;
• profit potential in non-GMO and other IP crops;
• how to access global markets directly; and
• proven strategies that will result in improved yields.

Farm Profitability 2011 is sponsored by Illinois Soybean Association and Illinois Corn Growers Association. For more information about this conference, visit www.farmprofitability.com or call 800-424-SOYA. Combined registration and sponsorship packages are available.

About Soyatech, LLC
Soyatech (www.soyatech.com) is a global media, marketing, and event company that assists food, oilseed, agribusiness, and agri-transportation sector firms to assess and develop market opportunities through its publications, conferences, webinars, and widely-used internet platform. More about Soyatech-produced conferences can be found at www.soyatechevents.com.

Founded in 1985, the company publishes the annual Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, the industry’s leading source of information on oilseed and agribusiness companies and products, an industry-focused email newsletter (in daily and weekly editions), and Soyatech.com, the award-winning business-to-business online resource for the industry. Soyatech’s information services are referred to by tens of thousands of the world’s leading commodity, food and biofuels companies in over 100 countries every week. Soyatech, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HighQuest Partners.

For More Information Contact:

Joe Jordan
207.266.6224
joe@soyatech.com

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