To learn more about ISA's social responsibility efforts, please review our related documents, videos and Illinois Ag in the Classroom (IAITC) -- IAITC is a working partnership involving agriculture, agribusiness and agricultural education to provide Illinois educators and students with resources that will help them understand the role of a vital agriculture in their lives and society.

National Ag in the Classroom -- Agriculture in the Classroom programs are implemented by state-operated programs. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture in the Classroom supports state programs by providing a network that seeks to improve agricultural literacy -- awareness, knowledge and appreciation -- among PreK-12 teachers and their students.
The program is carried out in each state, according to state needs and interests, by individuals representing farm organizations, agribusiness, education and government.
The USDA supports the state organizations by:
  • helping to develop Agriculture in the Classroom programs
  • acting as a central clearinghouse for educational materials and information
  • encouraging USDA agencies to assist in the state programs, and
  • coordinating with national organizations to promote the goal of an increased awareness of agriculture among the nation's students.
Soybean Science Kit -- Developed by Purdue University researchers and public school teachers, the Soybean Science Kit has been helping teachers meet Science Proficiencies--particularly the fourth and fifth grade interdisciplinary curriculum--for almost ten years.
 
Soyfoods Association for North America -- The Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) is a trusted advocate in providing information about the health benefits and nutritional advantages of soy consumption. We encourage sustainability, integrity and growth of the soyfoods industry through our members, by proactively promoting and upholding the benefits of soy-based foods to consumers, health professionals, researchers, media, government officials, and industry partners.

World Soy Foundation (WSF) -- The World Soy Foundation (WSF) is a charitable organization dedicated to helping relieve hunger and malnutrition in the world today by funding, supporting and helping to coordinate programs that recognize the importance of the use of soybeans in developing sustainable food solutions.

World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) -- The World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH), a program of the American Soybean Association (ASA), brings the benefits of U.S. soy protein to developing countries where it can make a difference in lives today and in the future. Over 800 million people worldwide, including 200 million children are undernourished.  Soy is well suited to provide the protein, calories and other nutritional needs of such people.

MyPlate -- MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image -- a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. To learn more about building a healthy plate, select a food group below.