The countdown is on for PEST Week! Pest Elimination Strategies and Tactics (PEST) Week, which is happening this year June 13-17, focuses on the management practices farmers can implement in season to slow the risk of pesticide resistance in weeds, diseases and insects.

To celebrate 10 years of Take Action, we’re bringing PEST Week to you LIVE with a special one-hour live stream discussion. Tune in at 9 a.m. CDT June 16 to hear from farmers and experts around the country as they battle weeds, diseases and insects.

This inaugural event is an opportunity for farmers, Extension personnel, agronomists and crop production advisers to discuss current pest resistance management issues and strategies to help mitigate yield decline and crop loss.

Farmer leaders will speak about their personal on-farm experiences and how pest resistance continues to impact their crop’s development, while our panel of researchers will offer their latest findings and promote best practices to help farmers mitigate crop loss and preserve the efficacy of current crop production technologies.

One CEU credit will be available for those in the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and Certified Professional Crop Consultant (CPCC) programs.

Panelists include:

  • Ryan Bivens, soy checkoff farmer-leader, soybean farmer from Kentucky
  • Susan Watkins, soy checkoff farmer-leader, soybean farmer from Virginia
  • Kevin Wilson, soy checkoff farmer-leader, soybean farmer from Indiana
  • Mark Loux, Ph.D., professor of weed management, Ohio State University
  • Carl Bradley, Ph.D., extension plant pathologist, University of Kentucky
  • Nicholas Seiter, Ph.D., extension field crops entomologist, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Register for the event to be entered for a chance to win a HUSKY Mobile workbench and other prizes.







Sweepstakes Period: The Take Action PEST Week Sweepstakes(the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on June 16, 2022 and ends at 11:00 a.m. CT on June 16, 2022 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sponsor’s clock is the official “timekeeper” of this Sweepstakes.

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C. who are 18 years or older and who are attendees of the Take Action PEST Week webinar presented by the United Soybean Board (“Sponsor”) between 8:00 a.m. CT on June 16, 2022 and 11:00 a.m. CT on June 16, 2022 (“Entrant”). Employees of the Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliate companies and advertising and Sweepstakes agencies associated with the Sweepstakes and employees of the National Corn Growers Association, Agricultural Biotechnology Stewardship Technical Committee and the U.S. Herbicide Resistance Action Committee (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”) and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

How to Enter: You will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes when you register and attend the United Soybean Board Take Action PEST Week webinar (“Event”) held during the Sweepstakes Period (“Entry”). To register for the Event, go to There is no cost or fee required to register or attend the Event. Limit one (1) Entry per person/email address. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations or logins, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.

By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to these terms and Official Rules and to the decisions made by the Sponsor. You further agree that there is no appeal or manner in which to object to the decision, opinions or determinations of the Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, damaged, misdirected or returned which will be disqualified. The information you provide will only be used in connection with this Sweepstakes or in connection with promotional or other activities of Sponsor. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service provider may apply.

Winner Selection: The Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to select the Grand, First and Second Prize winners, which will be held at the conclusion of the Event from among all eligible Entries received throughout the entire Sweepstakes Period. The odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period and compliance with the exact requirements of these Official Rules.

Prizes and Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”): One (1) Grand Prize: A Husky Tool Chest – ARV: $500. One (1) First Prize: A DEWALT Drill Set – ARV: $400. One (1) Second Prize: A DEWALT Tool Set – ARV: $190. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes associated with prize acceptance. Prizes are not transferable or assignable. No substitution or transfer of any prize is permitted, except that Sponsor may substitute prize component of equal value for any reason. Limit one (1) prize per Entrant. A purchase will not improve an individual’s chances of winning.

Winner Notification/Verification: The winners will be notified in person at the conclusion of the Event and must be in attendance in order to claim their prize or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. The winners may be required to execute and return onsite, an address confirmation/eligibility verification form or prize may be forfeited. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate selection. Noncompliance may result in disqualification and an alternate eligible entrant may be selected. Prizes will be awarded to winners within two (2) to three (3) weeks, once all winner verification is complete. Mailing addresses will be collected from winners and prizes will be delivered via U.S. mail system.

General Rules: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use winners’ names, comments and/or likenesses and photos for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law; and, winners agree to confirm such permission in writing at Sponsor’s request without compensation. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in any registration, website or the Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the website or Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute as to ownership of any Entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register in the Event will be deemed to be the Entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the account associated with the entry. Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the Entry of any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry or winner selection process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; violates these Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person who is participating in the Event. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sweepstakes Entities failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then the Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select the winners from among all eligible Entries received prior to Sponsor’s action or to otherwise make the prizes available to be won in a manner deemed by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be provided during the Event. By participating in the Sweepstakes and accepting a prize, the entrant agrees to hold the Sweepstakes Entities harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use or misuse of any prize or participation in the Sweepstakes and the Sweepstakes Entities will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be held harmless by entrant for any liability for any bodily injury, loss, cost or damages of any kind to persons, including death and property damages sustained, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entry creation, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or participation in the Sweepstakes or participation in any Sweepstakes or related activity. By entering the Sweepstakes, you hereby represent and warrant that you have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with its contents.

Governing Law & Venue: Any and all disputes relating to the running of the Sweepstakes will be resolved in the appropriate courts in the state of Missouri exclusively, and subject to the internal, substantive laws of the state of Missouri. To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to the personal jurisdiction of such courts; waive any right of change of venue, forum non conveniens or like right; agree to bring any action regarding the Sweepstakes individually (not as part of a class action); and agree that their recovery shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in participating in the Sweepstakes (if any) and waive any and all damages (including but not limited to compensatory, punitive, consequential or incidental damages) as well as any right to attorneys’ fees. With respect to disputes, should there be any conflict between the laws of Missouri and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the state of Missouri.

Winner’s List: To receive a Winners List, go to and complete the form to request a copy. Requests must be received by September 16, 2022. Winners List will be sent after all prizes have been awarded.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is the United Soybean Board, 16305 Swingley Ridge Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017.