The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is excited to announce the return of their annual ISA Achievement Awards Program, designed to honor individuals who have impacted the Illinois soybean industry. Nominations are due July 12, 2024. Winners will be announced in the fall at the ISA Impact Awards. 

Award Categories

The Illinois Soybean Association Chairman’s Award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond to serve the state’s soybean interests. It is the highest award given by the ISA Association, and is presented in appreciation of one’s dedication, leadership, and years of service to the soybean industry.

The Illinois Soybean Association’s Champion of the Year Award honors an individual in Illinois that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to advancing the interests of soybean farmers. This award recognizes efforts in shaping policy, influencing regulations, and supporting initiatives that benefit the soybean industry. The recipient is celebrated for their proven track record and unwavering commitment to championing the agricultural community and its crucial issues.

The Illinois Soybean Association Excellence in Media Award recognizes a member of the media who promotes Illinois soybeans and Illinois agriculture through their coverage in print, broadcast, social and beyond.

The Friend of Illinois Soybean Farmers Award recognizes a friend to the organization in any capacity and is presented in appreciation of one’s efforts in championing on behalf of Illinois soybean farmers.

The Illinois Soybean Association Farm Family of the Year Award recognizes an Illinois farm family who is actively engaged in ISA’s membership program, along with showing commitment to ISA programming and with demonstrated impact in our industry and in their communities.