Northern Soy Marketing (NSM) is going above and beyond to unlock the knowledge of soybean quality. 

On June 18 at 8 a.m. Vietnam/June 17 at 8 p.m. Central time, NSM is hosting the “Understanding U.S. Soy Quality & Crop Update” webinar at 8 a.m. UTC where attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about U.S. soy quality, along with hearing from U.S. soybean farmers and industry experts. The webinar will kick off with planting and crop updates from NSM board members Nancy Kavazanjian, who farms in Wisconsin, and David Struck, from South Dakota. 

“I’m looking forward to reconnecting with some of the customers that we saw during our trip to Indonesia in March,” Kavazanjian said. “We’ll give an update on where our crop is so far this year, because international purchasers are curious, and it affects their business. It’s going to be great to reconnect with the people that we got to meet face to face.” 

The webinar will also feature Daryl Ritchison, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN), who will give a 2024-25 weather outlook. Established in 1989, NDAWN consists of over 200 weather stations distributed across North Dakota and border regions of surrounding states and was specifically designed to provide weather data required for the development of and operational use of agricultural models. 

“I really don’t think it’s going to be dry,” Ritchison said. “To me, the year looks a little bit more promising than last year.” 

To close out the webinar, Robert Swick, a poultry nutrition consultant, will discuss assessing and measuring the quality of U.S. soy, followed by a Q&A session. 

“It’s important that we continually educate international buyers and nutritionists on the quality of northern-grown soybeans,” NSM Market Development Project Manager Katelyn Engquist said. “As an expert, Swick will explain the value of basing nutritional quality on the content of essential amino acids, which NSM emphasizes in our messaging.” 

Register for the webinar here.