Additional Resources

To learn more about ISA's sustainability efforts, please review our related documents. We also encourage you to visit the sites listed below for additional information.

The Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture -- The Alliance is committed to helping farmers meet the needs of future generations and promoting an economically viable agricultural production system that measurably:

Reduces pressure on habitat and other land-use demands by increasing productivity of affordable, accessible, quality crops on available acres.

  • Increases the efficiency of energy, water, fertilizer, soil and other agricultural inputs.
  • Enhances water quality and other natural resources through thoughtful stewardship.
  • Contributes to the economic vitality of agricultural communities.
  • Protects the health and safety of our workers and consumers.

Keep It for the Crop (KIC) by 2025 Initiative -- KIC is a collaborative program coordinated by the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices to promote, implement and track the rate of adoption of enhanced nutrient stewardship practices in Illinois. The program focuses on the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship: Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time and Right Place.

Strategies Targeting American Agricultural Resources and Sustainability (STAARS) -- STAARS is a multi-state initiative that seeks to improve producer profitability and provide necessary data addressing on-farm resource management and sustainability.

International Soybean Growers Alliance (ISGA) -- The ISGA is committed to meeting the rapidly increasing world demand for quality and healthy soy products produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. The Alliance communicates about the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the soybean chain.

Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) -- CTIC promotes and provides information on technologies and sustainable agricultural systems that conserve and enhance soil, water, air and wildlife resources and are productive and profitable.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) -- NRCS programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages from flooding and other natural disasters. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation and scenic beauty.

The Conservation Conversation -- A video from BASF takes on the "Conservation Conversation," asking who will care for the land and resources to maintain food production in the future. It celebrates the growers' roles in protecting the environment and shares public perceptions and farmers' views on preserving the land for generations to come.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) -- SARE grants and education programs have advanced agricultural innovation that promotes profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities.