NDSU Soybean Symposium

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NDSU Alumni Center

Accelerating soybean innovation through cross-disciplinary research and collaboration

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The symposium strategically bridges multiple disciplines: soybean agronomy, breeding, and new uses research to foster collaboration, build exchanges and develop new networks for cutting edge soybean research. Researchers present their research - in plain language - to expand opportunities for collaboration.



Submit an abstract of your soybean-related research for a chance to present, win a cash prize and contribute to the future of the soybean industry.

Submissions close March 3. 

Six abstracts will be selected by the competition judges to be presented orally during the soybean symposium.  All other abstract entries will be presented as posters Thursday afternoon and during the social.  Competition judges will select a winning oral and poster presentation for a $100 cash award.  

The deadline to submit an abstract is March 3rd.  When registering, please  indicate if you would like to be considered for oral presentation and select times you're available to present.

About the Keynote Speaker

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Edwin J. Anderson, PhD Senior Director of Research, Iowa Soybean Association and Executive Director, North Central Soybean Research Program

Ed Anderson is an Iowa farm kid who earned his B.S. in Agricultural Biochemistry from Iowa State University and his PhD in Molecular Plant Virology / Plant Pathology at the University of Missouri. His passion for farming, basic and applied research, and the soybean industry drives him to pursue collaborative activities with the best and brightest for advancing farming, science, and technology.



Thursday, March 30, 2023 

*subject to change

Time Session
8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM

Morning Session


  • Dr. Horsley - Opening Remarks
  • Director Sinner - ND Soybean Council
  • Student Presentations
    • Genetic Gains in the North Dakota State University Soybean Breeding Program - (Forrest Hanson, Carrie Miranda)
    •  Evaluating the allowable storage time of two mature soybean varieties at four moisture levels and typical storage temperatures - (Ibukunoluwa Ajayi-Banji, Kenneth Hellevang and Ewumbua Monono)
10:15 AM BREAK
10:35 AM

Morning Session Continued 

  • Dr. Meehan - Enhancing Profitability of Soybean Production and Soil Health Through Livestock Integration
  • Dr. Gupta - Design and Commercialization of High Value Functional Products from Soybean Meal
  • Discussion Intervention
  • Student Presentation: Soybean accessions respond differentially to pathogenic species of Diaporthe / Phomopsis - (Karthika Mohan and Febina Mathew)
12:20 PM LUNCH
1:20 PM

Afternoon Session


  • Dr. Jiang - Soy Protein Isolate Based Electrolyte Gels for Anti Freezing Flexible Zinc-Ion Batteries 
  • Student Presentation: Screening of soybean cultivars and breeding lines for resistance to soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) – (Dinesh Poudel and Guiping Yan)
  • Dr. Markell - Soybean Cyst Nematode Management and Sampling Program
  • Discussion Intervention
3:30 PM Keynote - Dr. Ed Anderson
The Soybean Checkoff’s Leadership Role in Research for Advancing the Soybean Industry
4:30 PM Poster Session
5:00 PM Social – heavy appetizers, cash bar

Friday, March 31, 2023 

*tentative agenda

Time Session
8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM

Morning Session

  • Dr. Miranda – Soybean Breeding for the High Oleic Oil Trait
  • Student Presentations:
    • Effect of soybean maturity groups on root rot severity caused by Fusarium graminearum - (Nitha Rafi and Febina Matthew)
    • Harnessing the soybean microbiome to combat iron deficiency chlorosis - (Urmi Das)
  • Dr. Roy - Enhancing Lubrication Characteristics of Soybean-Based Oils as a Multifunctional Biobased Lubricant
10:35 AM BREAK
10:50 AM

Morning Session (Continued)


  • Dr. Zhong - Genetic Engineering of Soybean for DGLA Enriched Oil 
  • Discussion Intervention
  • Dr. Lardy - Closing Remarks and Student Winner Announcements

Symposium Steering Committee

  • Carrie Miranda, PhD, Assistant Professor and project leader for North Dakota’s soybean breeding program
  • Miki Miheguli, Research Programs Coordinator ND Soybean Council
  • Hans Kandel, PhD, Extension Agronomist and NDSU Professor
  • Zachary Carlson, PhD, Assistant Professor/ Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
  • Shireen Almandi, Outreach & Education Coordinator, ND Soybean Council
  • Gustavo Kreutz,Assistant Soybean Breeder, NDSU


Our thanks to the North Dakota Soybean Council for their support of soybean research in North Dakota and their generous support of this symposium.

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About the artist

Yuki Coyle is a multi-media artist based in the Fargo-Moorhead area. She is currently pursuing her BFA in painting at North Dakota State University. Yuki’s work is inspired by her experiences in nature, traveling, and being with friends. You can find more of her art on Instagram @coyle.art.

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