Soybean field
John Osthus

Webinar Options/Dates

Option 1
April 28 – 10 AM to 11 AM (central)

Add to Calendar04/28/2015 10:00 AM04/28/2015 11:00 AMAmerica/Indiana/KnoxFieldRise: How Soybean Farmers are Teaming up to Define Sustainability
Webinar Dial-in Numbers
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/186729029
Conference dial-in Number: 1-857-232-0156
Conference Code: 220284
Meeting ID: 186-729-029
WebinarFieldRisejohn@fieldrise.comfalseMM/DD/YYYY
Option 2
April 30 – 11 AM to 12 PM (central)

Add to Calendar04/30/2015 11:00 AM04/30/2015 12:00 PMAmerica/Indiana/KnoxFieldRise: How Soybean Farmers are Teaming up to Define Sustainability
Webinar Dial-in Numbers
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/280856109
Conference dial-in Number: 1-857-232-0156
Conference Code: 220284
Meeting ID: 280-856-109
WebinarFieldRisejohn@fieldrise.comfalseMM/DD/YYYY
 

 

Please join Checkoff/ASA/QSSB leaders from throughout the U.S. for an online session about how soybean farmers are teaming up to define sustainability, prove their success and build supply chain support for continuous advances. More than $1 million in farmer funds and countless hours made these sessions possible.

These sessions are where the FieldRise Network unveils the breakthrough practice data farmers captured using Checkoff funds. We also will offer complementary FieldRise Network support for your sustainability and FTO program success.

These identical sessions on April 28 and April 30 will recap how the farmers of the United Soybean Board, the American Soybean Association, and two QSSBs joined forces with other crop and livestock farmers to create an easy way to prove farm sustainability success and connect resource protection with farm revenue. Those 12 farm associations and University of Wisconsin faculty formed the National Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture (NISA) to help farmers answer increasing questions about sustainability. NISA’s pilot program proved successful, with more than 1,200 farmers completing the process, for more than 1.2 million acres across 20 commodity crops, specialty crops or livestock. On Thanksgiving Day 2014 NISA became a private company called FieldRise.

 

Session Highlights

  • An easy new way to document farm sustainability practice success and opportunities.
  • What was learned about soybean farm sustainability success.
  • Connecting sustainability practice advances to farm economics.
  • Increasing consumer understanding and acceptance of farm practices.
  • Reducing Freedom to Operate risks from “off-farm helpers.”
  • How we can team up to leverage this data without you spending any more money.
  • How future state or national Checkoff measurement and outreach can accelerate farm sustainability leadership.

 

Webinar Options/Dates

Option 1
April 28 – 10 AM to 11 AM (central)

Add to Calendar04/28/2015 10:00 AM04/28/2015 11:00 AMAmerica/Indiana/KnoxHow Soybean Farmers are Teaming up to Define Sustainability
Webinar Dial-in Numbers
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/186729029
Conference dial-in Number: 1-857-232-0156
Conference Code: 220284
Meeting ID: 186-729-029
WebinarFieldRisejohn@fieldrise.comfalseMM/DD/YYYY
Option 2
April 30 – 11 AM to 12 PM (central)

Add to Calendar 
04/30/2015 11:00 AM04/30/2015 12:00 PMAmerica/Indiana/KnoxHow Soybean Farmers are Teaming up to Define Sustainability
Webinar Dial-in Numbers
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/280856109
Conference dial-in Number: 1-857-232-0156
Conference Code: 220284
Meeting ID: 280-856-109
WebinarFieldRisejohn@fieldrise.comfalseMM/DD/YYYY
 

 

(If neither time works for you, we’ll be happy to speak with you personally.)

 

Webinar Dial-in Numbers (Backup, in case the calendar buttons don’t work for you)

April 28, 10 AM: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/186729029
April 30, 11 AM: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/280856109

Conference dial-in Number: 1-857-232-0156
Conference Code: 220284
Meeting ID: 811-269-077

John Osthus

A diverse team of NISA farm groups have joined the FieldRise Network as founding members. Step one is helping each member put their existing assessment data to work with farmers and farm customers. This data is proving powerful in sparking positive new food chain conversations. Additional Network memberships are under discussion as association boards meet, and promising conversations about launching Frontier assessment programs continue with farm groups and global supply chain corporations. Founding Network members to date (more are likely soon):

• American Soybean Association
• Illinois Soybean Association
• Wisconsin Soybean Association
• Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association
• Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association
• Midwest Food Processors Association
• Wisconsin Pork Producers Association
• Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin

The groups were among national commodity, direct-consumed crop and livestock associations who helped launch the FieldRise pilot program, then called the National Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture. NISA began as a partnership between producer associations and the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

FieldRise association members advise the company on stewardship strategy, industry trends, farm practice measurement and field-to-family communications outreach to enhance relationships between agriculture and the people it serves.