Ed Murphy, Farmersville, Illinois, is a district director for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), serving on the ISA Market Development Committee. He also chairs the farmer profitability target area. He farms with his son raising soybeans, corn, alfalfa, hay and oats. He is a fourth-generation draft mule farmer. He holds an associate degree in agribusiness from the Wabash Valley College. He and his wife, Diane, have three children.