Ag insights delivered directly to you. 

CheckINtell is a collection of informative videos created specifically for Indiana’s corn and soybean growers. 

Host, Ed Ebert will use his expertise to offer valuable grain marketing insights. You can count on him to explain the latest ag industry research and studies. Check back with CheckINtell often so you don’t miss a thing.  

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Funded with Indiana soybean and corn checkoff dollars.


High Octane Fuel Summit

Indiana Corn Marketing Council was a sponsor of the High Octane Fuel Summit, hosted by Indiana Corn Growers Association. The event brought together farmers, fuel retailers and other key stakeholders to discuss the benefits of ethanol. Ed Ebert discusses highlights from the event including:

  • Discussions about how optimizing engines with ethanol helps reduce CO2 emissions
  • How corn checkoff programs help increase demand for ethanol
  • Creative solutions retailers use to help encourage adoption of higher blends of ethanol

Find out more about how checkoff investments help grow demand through ethanol.

Census of Agriculture Report

The Census of Agriculture report is a full count of U.S. farms and ranches, taken every five years. Ed Ebert with Indiana Soybean Alliance gives insights into some key findings for the state.

You can read the full report here.  

Find out more about how checkoff investments help fund production research

USDA Prospective Plantings and March 1 Grain Stocks Reports

The USDA Prospective Plantings Report and March 1 Grain Stocks Report both came out on Friday, March 29. Ed Ebert with Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council discusses a few key findings that are most important to corn and soybean farmers.

You can read the both reports here

Find out more about how checkoff investments help increase demand through exports.

Ed Ebert

Get to know Ed.

Ed Ebert is senior director of grain production and utilization at the Indiana Soybean Alliance / Indiana Corn Marketing Council, the Indiana soybean and corn checkoff programs. He joined ISA / ICMC in 2015 as the director of Grain Marketing. Recent experience as the Director of Economic Research with Bunge North American and predecessor company, Central Soya, Ed was a commercial manager, grain merchandiser, ingredient procurement manager, elevator manager, and quality assurance manager. He previously held commodity trading and commercial management positions with ConAgra, Inc. in Saginaw, Michigan, and Cargill, Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Ed spent 27 years in the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army reserve. He retired in 2002 after a distinguished career of enlisted and commissioned service. Ed holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from The Ohio State University.

The checkoff is good for farmers and Indiana.

From the field and beyond, checkoff investments help grow Indiana’s economy. That’s because the soybean and corn checkoff programs deliver a strong ROI that can be felt throughout the state. 

Learn how checkoff programs are investing in Indiana. 

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