Essentially, agriculture is about science, and science is exponentiating. Essentially, agriculture is about science, and science is exponentiating. The result is that knowledge itself is exponentiating: in this keynote for 300 soybean farmers, I observed that we are in a situation in which 1/2 of what we learn in the first years of an agricultural degree is obsolete or revised by the time of graduation 4 years later. Soybean needs to continue to pursue big, bold ideas — better protein, more alternative material use (did you know that soybean is used as a material in seat cushions for cars?), bio-diesel and more. Why not solar cells grown from plants? They are researching that idea at M.I.T. – in an era of exponential science, no idea is too small!