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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.


Update from Purdue Pinney Field Day

In episode 8 of CheckINtell, Ed Ebert is joined by Denise Scarborough, a corn and soybean farmer and Indiana Soybean Alliance board member and Dr. Jason Henderson, associate dean and director of extension at Purdue. Denise and Jason provide updates from the Purdue Pinney Field Day, including:

  • Checkoff investments in conservation research
  • Insights into current market conditions
  • Tips for farmers given the challenging growing season

Learn more about checkoff investments into environmental programs.

USDA August Crop Production Report 

Ed Ebert with the Indiana corn and soybean checkoffs and ICMC director Luke Schnitker discuss their trip to Washington D.C. to hear results from the August 12 USDA Crop Production Report, including:

  • How the market reacted to the surprising numbers
  • Difference between corn and soybeans
  • Results specific to Indiana farmers

Read the full USDA Crop Production Report here.

Checkoff investments in production research

Checkoff investments in research help farmers not only improve their bottom line but also incorporate conservation practices such as cover crops and nutrient management to improve soil health. In episode 6 of CheckINtell, Ed Ebert and ISA board member Dave Rodibaugh are on site at the Soybean Showcase at Purdue University. They discuss how the checkoff determines which research projects to invest in and how that impacts farmers.

Learn more about checkoff investments in production research at:

Planting and July Crop Conditions

Wet weather and delays in planting have led to a wide variety in crop conditions across the state. In Episode 5 of CheckINtell, Ed Ebert with ISA and ICMC is joined by three Indiana farmers who share their experiences and thoughts on how the checkoff can help farmers during this unprecedented year.

Join the conversation and share your experience on the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance Facebook pages or on Twitter: @INCornFarmers and @INSoybean

The U.S. Grains Council

The U.S. Grains Council is devoted to the international export of grains and grain products. In this episode of CheckINtell, Ed Ebert discusses the importance of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council investment in U.S. Grains Council.

Learn more about the U.S. Grains Council.

Learn more about how the Indiana corn checkoff invests in exports

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. 

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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