The Texas Soybean Association will hold its 41st Annual Business session at the El Campo Civic Center (2350 N Mechanic, El Campo TX) on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 in conjunction with the 2008 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, Soybean Integrated Pest Management; 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. Rick Ostlie, chairman, American Soybean Association, from Northwood, North 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.netfor more information.