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Soybean College returning to Newport, online registration now open

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
May 2, 2018

Fast Facts:

  • 2018 Soybean College set for Aug. 8
  • Online registration only

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NEWPORT, Ark. – Producers, consultants and other industry professionals are invited to attend the 2018 Soybean College, where experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will be on hand to discuss the latest research findings and recommendations in soybean production.

Soybean Pivot Irrigation

The Division of Agriculture, in partnership with the Arkansas Crop Protection Association, will host the 2018 symposium on August 8 at the Newport Research Station from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crop consultants, industry personnel, and producers will see current research on many of the production challenges Arkansas soybean producers are experiencing today.  

Participants will hear presentations from Division of Agriculture and industry personnel and have the opportunity to take part in hands-on demonstrations. The tentative agenda for the 2018 Soybean College includes: 

  • Herbicide Symptomology/Herbicide Technologies
  • Insect Scouting Demo
  • New Irrigation Technologies
  • Soybean Disease Identification/Control
  • Soybean Breeding/Variety Changes
  • Nutrient Deficiency Identification 

Registration for the 2018 Soybean College will be $100 per person.  Only on-line registrations will be accepted, and no walkup registrations will be accepted the day of the event.  Total participants in the 2018 Soybean College will be capped at 130 participants in order to keep breakout groups small.  Paid participants will receive a complementary sweep net, hand lens, and other items.  

Registration fees will not be refunded due to inclement weather.  Lunch will be provided, and CEUs will be available.  Please refer all questions about the 2018 Soybean College to Jeremy Ross at or (501)944-0621. 

To learn about soybeans in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit


About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.  

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.   

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media Contact: Ryan McGeeney
Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2120