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Iowa Soybean Research Center

in collaboration with the Iowa Soybean Association

Newsletter January 2022


                             January 2022 Newsletter 

Vol. 12

New Year, New Look!

The ISRC newsletter has gotten a makeover! We hope you enjoy the new look and streamlined format. The change was made to allow us to share our articles via direct links to our website. For those preferring the PDF version, a link will be provided to the file at the end of each newsletter and on the ISRC website.

ISRC Hosts Soy Protein Convening

soy convening breakout group
Katy Rainey, associate professor of plant breeding and genetics at Purdue University and director of the Purdue Soybean Center leads a breakout session with stakeholders.

In October 2021, the ISRC hosted a meeting at Iowa State University called a Soy Protein Convening to discuss how to increase the use of soybean protein in human food. The event brought together dozens of stakeholders in food science, human nutrition, economics, farming, engineering and industry involved in the food production system to address the use of soybean in plant-based diets and to develop public-private partnerships and research projects that could move the industry forward. Read More...

ISRC Welcomes Two New Industry Partners

AGCO and Latham logoThe ISRC would like to welcome AGCO and Latham Hi-Tech Seeds as its newest industry partners. In this role, the companies provide financial support to the center and will have representatives serving on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides guidance on research funding priorities for the center.  Read more...

CropsTV Returns for Season 2

CropsTV logoIowa State Extension and Outreach’s CropsTV has returned for Season 2. Each episode is studio recorded specifically for CropsTV and covers a variety of ag-related topics. Episodes may be viewed at the subscriber’s convenience. Viewing opened January 3 and continues through mid March. Read more...

Crop Advantage Series Hitting the Road

mapIowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the Crop Advantage Series at 14 locations across Iowa in January. The meetings provide farmers with the most up-to-date, research-based crop production information ahead of the growing season. Read more...

ISA to Hold Innovation to Profit Conference

ISA conference logoThe Iowa Soybean Association will host its Innovation to Profit Conference on Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 9am - 3pm at the FFA Enrichment Center adjacent to the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. Read more...


Integrated Crop Management Conference Returns

ICM ConferenceIowa State’s Integrated Crop Management Conference was held in December 2021 following a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic. A number of ISRC affiliates participated in the conference covering a variety of topics. Read more...


Researcher Spotlight: Antonio Mallarino

Antonio MallarinoISRC affiliate Antonio Mallarino is a professor of agronomy and nutrient management at Iowa State University. His research and extension focus at Iowa State has been on agronomic and environmental issues of nutrient management with emphasis on phosphorus, potassium, lime and micronutrients. Read more...


Get to Know IAC Rep: Jon Massman, Corteva Agriscience

Jon MassmanJon Massman is the soybean technology lead for North American plant breeding at Corteva Agriscience, where he leads a group of scientists working at the intersection of cutting-edge science and breeding to develop the next generation of technology that will ultimately drive higher yields and more stable products. Read more...

Iowa State Researchers Funded by NCSRP

NCSRP logoThe North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) approved funding for $3.75 million for research in fiscal year 2022 to support nine university-based projects. Iowa State researchers and ISRC affiliates are involved in six of those projects. Read more...


USB Funds Eleven ISU Researchers

USB logoThe United Soybean Board (USB) approved $78 million in funding for 181 projects for fiscal year 2022, of which Iowa State researchers and ISRC affiliates are involved in 14 projects. Read more...


Amy Kaleita Named ABE Chair

Amy KaleitaIn November 2021, Amy Kaleita was named chair of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) at Iowa State University. Kaleita had been serving as the department’s interim chair. Her permanent appointment officially began on December 1. 



ISRC Affiliates recognized by Iowa State University

awardsThe following faculty and ISRC affiliates were recently recognized for their accomplishments and contributions at Iowa State University: Liang Dong, Gustavo MacIntosh, Michelle Soupir and Steve Whitham. Read more...

Upcoming Events

• Wednesdays at noon – Weekly Iowa Learning Farms Webinars

• January, several dates & locations across Iowa – Crop Advantage Series

• February 8-9, Des Moines, IA – Agribusiness Showcase & Conference

• February 17, 9am-3pm, Ankeny, IA – ISA's Innovation to Profit Conference

• March 10-12, New Orleans, LA – Commodity Classic

Happy New Year!








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