Ron Kindred from Atlanta, Illinois is Vice Chairman for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), represents district 9 as a director, is Vice Chairman of the Government relations Committee and serves on both the Personnel and Governance Committees. He farms with his wife, Jayne, and son Jay, raising soybeans and corn. Kindred is a previous ISA director, having served the association for 13 years, including time as vice president, secretary and legislative chairman and participation in several committees. He is current chairman of Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) SoyPac and a Soy Advocate for ISG’s Voice for Soy program. Kindred also represented Illinois on the American Soybean Association board and was both vice president and secretary for that group. He is active with Illinois Farm Bureau and has worked with East Lincoln Farmers Grain and as an Atlanta township trustee.