El Campo, Texas (January 10, 2007) –The Texas Soybean Association will hold its 40th Annual Business session at the El Campo Civic Center (2350 N Mechanic, El Campo TX) on Thursday, February 1, 2007 in conjunction with the 2007 Soybean Production Conference sponsored by the Texas Cooperative Extension Service. All soybean producers are invited to attend this free event. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the program will start at 9:30 a.m.

Speakers and topics include: Dr. Jim Heitholt, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Dallas, Texas, Variety Evaluation Projects in Texas; James Grichar, Research Scientist, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Beeville, Texas, Texas Gulf Coast Soybean Planting Date Study; Stephen Biles, Extension Agent – IPM, Evaluation of Sampling Methods for Stinkbugs; M.O. Way, Associate Professor and Texas Cooperative Extension Entomologist, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Beaumont, Texas, Insect Management in Texas Soybeans; Tom Isakeit, Plant Pathologist, TX Cooperative Extension, Soybean Disease Update; and Larry Falconer, Economist, TX Cooperative Extension, Soybean Market Update.

The Texas Soybean Association Annual Business session will occur following the speakers and before lunch. Bob Metz, chairman, American Soybean Association, from West Browns Valley, South Dakota will present an update on ASA and the Farm Bill. Lunch will be provided by the Texas Soybean board and our ag business sponsors who will showcase the latest in crop protection, equipment, and seed. Please contact the TSA office at 800-247-8691 or swsoy@aristotle.net for more information.