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Improving Yields, Cutting Costs and Exploring Marketing Opportunities to Be Focus of Farm Profitability 2011 (1.6.2011)

CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS: January 6, 2010 – Farm Profitability 2011, a one-day conference specifically designed for soybean and corn farmers, is being held today in Champaign, Illinois. This new event series from Soyatech, LLC, the leading resource for agriculture and agribusiness, focuses the insights of nationally recognized experts from industry and academia on the potential for producers to maximize the profitability of their operations by improving yields, controlling costs and accessing foreign markets. Farm Profitability 2011 is sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association and the Illinois Corn Growers Association.

Company ProfilesHighQuest Partners LLCSoyatech, LLCRelated CategoriesSeeds & Commodities“The highs and lows of the commodity markets are not a good barometer of the success of individual producers,” said Soyatech Content Manager Sarah Day LeVesque, “Like any small business owners, farmers must constantly monitor myriad factors to be successful year after year. We anticipate that this program will provide soybean and corn farmers with proven strategies to outline a path to consistent 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 for improved yields.

Participants in the program will include:

• David Asbridge, President, NPK Fertilizer Advisory Service;
• Kip Cullers, K&K Farms, Missouri farmer and world soybean yield record holder;
• Darrel Good, Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
• Tom Hertz, Principal at Hertz Farm Management;
• Gunnar Lynum, President, Strategic Market Development; and
• Jean Payne, President, Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association.

Farm Profitability is taking place at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. For more information, visit www.farmprofitability.com or call 800-424-SOYA.

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.

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