Dr. Shawn P. Conley is a Professor of Agronomy and the State Soybean and Small Grain Specialist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Conley’s research goal is to generate science based solutions to address real world problems in soybean and small grain production. This knowledge is then integrated and delivered through his Extension program. Dr. Conley has authored or co-authored 72 refereed journal articles and has spoken at >690 events and to >51,000 clients since beginning his academic career. Dr. Conley’s commitment to agriculture and the Wisconsin Idea has also led him to coauthor a children’s book entitled “Coolbean the Soybean”.