The Illinois Soybean Association spoke with a few professionals working in the agriculture industry to learn more about the diverse array of careers available. From scientists to data analysts and engineers, there are numerous exciting possibilities to consider.

Pod to Plate

Pod to Plate Video

Whether it’s food, fuel or furniture, soybeans can be found anywhere you look. Follow along as soybean seeds evolve from pod to plate. Learn about the equipment, technology and science that goes into growing such a versatile crop.

Video: Pod to Plate

Pod to Plate Book

From growing seasons and transportation to soybean meal and soy-based foods, explore the lifecycle of soybeans.

PDF: Pod to Plate Book
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Classroom Resources


Lesson Plans

Lesson plans divided by grade and subject that extend and enhance soybean education.

Internal Link: Lesson Plans

Illinois Ag in the Classroom

Additional educational resources for teaching students about agriculture.

External Link: Illinois Ag in the Classroom

Coloring Book: A Soybean Story

A coloring book created to assist in educating and promoting soybean farming to our youngest generations.

PDF: A Soybean Story Coloring Book

Kids Activity Packet (K-6)

Coloring pages, word searches, mazes and more on all things soy.

PDF: Kids Activity Packet (K-6)

Soy All Around Me Activity Booklet (K-6)

Word searches, word scrambles, a soy recipe and more on the soy all around you.

PDF: Soy All Around Me



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A not-for-profit organization whose members and project partners represent the diversity of today’s food system – from farmers, ranchers and food companies to universities, restaurants and retailers.
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Our focus is creating a proactive collaboration between the best minds in food, agriculture, science, and technology to co-create solutions that will result in environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

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