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End users of high oleic soybeans look for ways to improve the sustainability of their food products, and farmers want to maximize their high oleic soybean yields.

The soybean checkoff’s high oleic soy sustainability program achieves both these goals. Participating farmers get access to HOS agronomic data from their county and technical assistance to maximize their HOS yields and conservation outcomes. When you compare how the results of your high oleic soybean management system track against others, you can focus your efforts and begin to take credit for the on-farm improvements you make.

When we tell the sustainability story of the entire HOS crop, it will be even more attractive to buyers – potentially accelerating demand for HOS by more than 30 percent.

What is the
program about?

The HOS sustainability program measures the sustainability performance of the entire HOS crop against several key indicators – soil quality, energy use, soil erosion, and others. Improving these indicators is also key to improving HOS yields.

How does the
program work?

Individual producers who participate contribute sustainability data from their HOS acres to the program. All data remains anonymous – the checkoff only uses one set of aggregated indicators to talk about all HOS acres. At the same time, participating producers compare their data to local watershed averages for HOS yield, soil health, etc.

What do producers
get out of it?

First, producers get access to local averages for HOS yields, diesel fuel use, nutrient application rates, soil health, and can compare their own operations to the local average. They also learn about management systems that are having the most positive impacts locally on HOS yields.

Second, participants get access to on-farm management information systems from Agrible and Syngenta. These corporate partners are providing software that help farmers track sustainability data, while simultaneously getting in-season weather and agronomic data to help maximize yields.

Third, producers get higher demand for their HOS. Sustainability data from all participants is rolled up into one set of indicators for the entire HOS crop. Those sustainability indicators help food companies market their own products as sustainable, thus increasing demand for HOS and foods made with HOS.

How do I learn more?

RSVP for one of the local meetings listed below. The meetings will feature information from state and national soybean checkoffs; corporate partners Syngenta and Agrible talking about their software products; local agronomists talking about the recordkeeping and data management required by the program; and conservation district representatives talking about how producers can use their own operational assessment to access conservation financial and technical assistance.

Meetings will be held 11am-1pm with lunch included.

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What is the
program about?

The HOS sustainability program measures the sustainability performance of the entire HOS crop against several key indicators – soil quality, energy use, soil erosion, and others. Improving these indicators is also key to improving HOS yields.

How does the
program work?

Individual producers who participate contribute sustainability data from their HOS acres to the program. All data remains anonymous – the checkoff only uses one set of aggregated indicators to talk about all HOS acres. At the same time, participating producers compare their data to local watershed averages for HOS yield, soil health, etc.

What do producers
get out of it?

First, producers get access to local averages for HOS yields, diesel fuel use, nutrient application rates, soil health, and can compare their own operations to the local average. They also learn about management systems that are having the most positive impacts locally on HOS yields.

Second, participants get access to on-farm management information systems from Agrible and Syngenta. These corporate partners are providing software that help farmers track sustainability data, while simultaneously getting in-season weather and agronomic data to help maximize yields.

Third, producers get higher demand for their HOS. Sustainability data from all participants is rolled up into one set of indicators for the entire HOS crop. Those sustainability indicators help food companies market their own products as sustainable, thus increasing demand for HOS and foods made with HOS.

How do I learn more?

RSVP for one of the local meetings listed below. The meetings will feature information from state and national soybean checkoffs; corporate partners Syngenta and Agrible talking about their software products; local agronomists talking about the recordkeeping and data management required by the program; and conservation district representatives talking about how producers can use their own operational assessment to access conservation financial and technical assistance.