2016 SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technology) Meetings

Date: January 21, 2016
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Baker College, 1020 S Washington St, Owosso, MI 48867
Contact: Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, 877.769.6424; Mike Staton, staton@anr.msu.edu, 269.673.0370

The results of the 2015 SMaRT on-farm research projects and other related soybean research will be presented. Participants will also learn about the future direction of Michigan Soybean Checkoff-funded research. Ample time has been provided for questions, comments and discussion.

The Michigan Soybean Checkoff program is covering all costs. However, pre-registration is requested to ensure an accurate count for lunch and materials. Please register by following the link below or call the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee office in Frankenmuth at 877.769.6424 before Friday, January 15th.


  • January 19th at the Old Mill Banquet Hall and Museum, 242 Toledo St, Dundee, MI 48131
  • January 20th at Dearth Community Center, 262 S Sprague St, Coldwater, MI 49036
  • January 21st at Baker College, 1020 S Washington St, Owosso, MI 48867
  • February 2nd at Wagon Wheel American Grill, 7888 E Grand River Ave, Portland, MI 48875

Time - All programs will begin at 8:45am and will end with a complimentary lunch.


8:45am  Registration and coffee

9:00am  Welcome and SMaRT Introduction - Mark Seamon, MSPC Research Coordinator

9:10am  2015 SMaRT On-farm Research Trial Results - Mike Staton, MSU Extension Soybean Educator

10:10am  Break

10:20am  Seed Treatment Effects on Yield, Income and the Environment - Dr Chris DiFonzo, MSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist

11:00am  Agronomic Management Practices of the Top Yielding Farms in the Michigan Soybean Yield Contest - Ned Birkey, Spartan Agricultural Consulting LLC

11:30am Identify Potential 2016 Research Projects and Discussion - Mike Staton & Mark Seamon

12:15pm Complimentary Lunch (courtesy of Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee)

This program has been approved for 2 pesticide applicator recertification credits.


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