The results of the 2018 SMaRT on-farm research projects will be presented. Participants will also learn about other checkoff-funded research and soybean cyst nematodes. Time is available 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 Checkoff office in Frankenmuth at 877-769-6424 and provide the location of the program, your name, phone number and the number of people attending. Please register before Friday, January 4 for the Portland and Caro locations, and before Monday, January 14 for all other locations.


  • January 8 at Wagon Wheel American Grill, 7888 E Grand River Ave, Portland, MI 48875
  • January 9 at The Brentwood Restaurant, 178 Park Dr, Caro, MI  48723
  • January 17 at Baker College Welcome Center, 1309 South M-52, Owosso, MI 48867
  • January 18 at Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 M-51 North, Dowagiac, MI 49047
  • January 22 at Dearth Community Center, 262 S Sprague St, Coldwater, MI 49036
  • January 23 at The Trestle Stop Restaurant, 3366 M-40, Hamilton, MI 49419

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


8:45 a.m.    Registration and coffee

9:00 a.m.    Soybean Checkoff and Association Updates - Local MSPC and MSA board members

9:15 a.m.    Soybean Cyst Nematode Coalition - Dr. George Bird, MSU Professor Emeritus

9:45 a.m.   Specific Recommendations for Managing SCN in 2019 and Beyond - Dr. Marisol Quintanilla, MSU Nematologist 

10:15 a.m. 

10:30 a.m.  2018 SMaRT On-farm Research Trial Results - Mike Staton, MSU Extension Educator

11:50 a.m.  Role of Precision Farming in On-farm Research - Ty Bodeis, MSPC Soybean Production Specialist

12:10 p.m.  Identify Potential 2019 Research Projects and Discussion - Mike Staton & Mark Seamon

12:30 p.m.  Complimentary Lunch (courtesy of Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee)

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

2019 SMaRT Meeting Flyer


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee office in Frankenmuth at 877-769-6424 or Mike Staton at or 269-673-0370, ext. 2562.