These young soybean plants emerging near Cisco, IL may wish they were still in the bag, but soybean planting date research shows that in Central and Northern Illinois early planted soybeans tend to have highest probability of maximum yield.
The probability of getting the maximum soybean yield declines very similar to corn.
The 2018 University of Illinois Crop Management Conferences will be held as follows:
January 24- Holiday Inn, Mt. Vernon
January 31- University of Illinois Springfield
February 7- iHotel and Conference Center, Champaign
February 21- Kishwaukee College, Malta

Look for registration information in early December.