Getting to Know Bill Raben

Bill Raben is passionate about helping ISA increase membership. As the District 18 director from Ridgway, Ill., Raben represents the southernmost counties of Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Hamilton, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union and Williamson. "I wanted to serve on the... Read more

Getting to Know Pat Dumoulin

Pat Dumoulin or her husband, Bill, have run for and held the ISA District 2 director position to represent northeastern Illinois for nearly 24 years. The Dumoulins, who farm near Hampshire with two sons and a son-in-law, have a corn, soybean and pork production operation. "I encouraged Bill to run... Read more

Getting to Know Duane Dahlman

Duane Dahlman from Marengo, Ill., is completing his first term as an at-large ISA director. He has been very involved with several ISA target areas. Dahlman serves as second vice chair for both market access/advocacy and industrial utilization and also is vice chair for the aquaculture target area... Read more

Getting to Know Bob Colwell

Bob Colwell has only been on the ISA Board of Directors for about eight months, but he says he has learned a lot about the association and soybean checkoff in that short amount of time. "I still have much more to learn, too," says Colwell, who farms near Franklin Grove. He is the District 1... Read more

Getting to Know Wendel Lutz

Wendel Lutz ran for and was elected to the ISA board in 2009. He wanted to get a closer look at how soybean checkoff dollars were being spent in Illinois. Lutz is the District 11 director from Dewey, representing Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar and Piatt counties. "I farm, but I also had just lost... Read more

Getting to Know Gary Berg

Gary Berg began his term as District 13 director in August 2011. In that short time, the soybean farmer from St. Elmo says he already has learned much about ISA's checkoff-funded, legislative and membership activities. He looks forward to helping direct future programs. "I am serving on the... Read more

Getting to Know Dale Crawford

Dale Crawford has always been active within his community and the agriculture industry. The Sullivan, Ill., soybean farmer and ISA District 10 director operates a fourth-generation farm with his wife, Suzy. The couple raises corn and soybeans using minimum and no-till practices. "I got involved... Read more