Soy Ambassador Leadership Program

The Soy Ambassador Leadership Program, sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs, is a two-year program that gives participants opportunities to gain leadership expertise, industry exposure, and a global perspective.  Ambassadors will discover the challenges and opportunities facing the soybean industry by attending and engaging at key soybean events.  These events include, but are not limited to:

  • Illinois Soybean Association Board and Committee Meetings, and the annual Board Retreat
  • American Soybean Association Meeting and the Soybean Leadership Collegesoy ambassador
  • United Soybean Board Meeting
  • Illinois Soybean Summits
  • Illinois Ag Legislative Day
  • Soybean Transportation Coalition Meeting
  • Farm Progress Show
  • Trade Team Visits
  • National Biodiesel Conference
  • USA Poultry & Egg Export Council Meeting
  • Soy Aquaculture Alliance Meeting
  • At least one international trip to see first-hand how ISA is investing checkoff dollars outside the country.

Program Details

  • Applicants must reside in Illinois and commit to participating in the entire length of the two-year program.
  • Applicants should have a vested interest in the soybean production industry.
  • Applicants must be willing to travel internationally.
  • The Soy Ambassador class is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.
  • Participants must represent ISA in a professional manner.
  • Applications for the next class will be accepted starting June 1, 2021.

Please email us for more information.