END USERS OF HIGH OLEIC SOYBEANS WANT 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 become part of a local, farmer-led network that is evaluating what works best for HOS yields and sustainability across their county. When you compare how the results of your high oleic soybean management system yield against other real world practices, you find practical ways to improve productivity and sustainability performance on all your HOS acres.
Maximizing sustainability and productivity is the key to the high oleic sustainability story – growing more quality and stewarding resources. When the HOS sustainability program puts this story into action, HOS becomes even more attractive to buyers – potentially accelerating demand for HOS by more than 30 percent.
WHAT IS HIGH OLEIC
The HOS sustainability program exists to accelerate end user demand for high oleic soy. It does this by giving producers resources to improve soil health, energy efficiency, soil conservation, and productivity on their HOS acres. End users that want to buy sustainable ingredients are looking for continuous improvement in these exact same indicators, so this sustainability program makes HOS more attractive to them.
HOW DOES THE
Participants join a farmer-led program that is measuring and identifying management practices that benefit their operations, first and foremost. Producers measure the agronomic and sustainability performance of their HOS crop using commercial farm management software provided to them at no cost. Then, participants compare their performance to local watershed averages for productivity, soil health, fuel efficiency, etc. Once they understand how they compare to their peers, they can work with local partners to identify opportunities to improve economic and environmental performance.
WHAT DO PRODUCERS
GET OUT OF IT?
First, producers get access to local averages for HOS yields, diesel fuel use per acre, nutrient use efficiency, soil health and other indicators, 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 productivity and sustainability.
Second, participants receive a no cost license to farm management information systems from Agrible and Syngenta. These corporate partners are providing software that help farmers track sustainability performance, while simultaneously getting in-season weather and agronomic data to help maximize yields.
Third, producers get higher demand for their HOS. Information from all participants is rolled up into one sustainability story for the entire HOS crop. This sustainability story proves to food companies that HOS is the best ingredient choice for their own sustainability and functionality needs. The final result is increased demand for HOS and foods made with HOS.
HOW DO I LEARN MORE?
Sign up for one of these information sessions to learn more about the program and benefits for participating farmers.
Fairmont, MN – more details coming soon
Worthington, MN – more details coming soon
Contact us to find out more about the HOS sustainability program, the farm management software products or obtaining a no-cost license to the software.
HOS SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM
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