OVERVIEW

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents the interests of more than 43,000 soybean producers in Illinois. The ISA is the umbrella organization where the checkoff and non-checkoff meet to serve the needs of Illinois soybean producers. The organization works to maximize the profitability of Illinois soybean producers in two separate and distinct ways. The non-checkoff side provides advocacy in Springfield, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., while the soybean checkoff focuses on market development, research, promotion education and issues analysis.

ISA values the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and provides our corporate partners with networking opportunities in the areas of soybean value chain development, research and legislation. Corporate partnership levels and benefits are determined by contributions to ISA from the previous year. These contributions can come through partnership opportunities such as the Soybean Summit, Soy Perspectives advertisements, Soy Partner Pledge, editorial placements on ILSoyAdvisor.com and customizable offerings to ISA.

Download the Corporate Partner Brochure

Partnership Program

Corporate Partners

      Bayer   

 

     

 

     

 

  stoller 

 

   ursa

 

 

Other Supporters

 

   

 

Sponsorship Levels

Premier - $20,000 or more

  • ISA boardroom signage
  • Full-page ad in Soy Perspectives
  • Three banner ads in weekly e-newsletter
  • Recognition in newsletter, magazine and on the website
  • Press release

Signature - $19,999 to $10,000

  • ISA boardroom signage
  • Half-page ad in Soy Perspectives
  • Two banner ads in weekly e-newsletter
  • Recognition in newsletter, magazine and on the website
  • Press release

Select - $9,999 to $2,500

  • ISA boardroom signage
  • Quarter-page ad in Soy Perspectives
  • One banner ad in weekly e-newsletter
  • Recognition in newsletter, magazine and on the website
  • Press release

Achievement of each level can include the sum total of your partnerships with ISA such as Soybean Summit sponsorships, Soy Partner Pledge, paid advertising and other contributions.

Partnership Opportunities

 

Soy Perspectives

 

Soy Perspectives is published six times a year on behalf of the ISA, reaching more than 43,000 of Illinois’ most progressive soybean producers and key influencers. Soy Perspectives provides a focused editorial package of cutting-edge information on soybean production, farmer profitability, industry issues and leadership. Soy Perspectives was launched in January 2019 and replaces Illinois Field & Bean as ISA’s premier print publication. Soy Perspectives offers insights into the future with the goal of encouraging readers to think about and take action on key opportunities.

Soy Perspectives continues ISA’s efforts to reach Illinois soybean producers, but also has an increased emphasis on reaching innovative thought leaders who will impact and lead the agricultural industry.

Articles are shared in a new online platform and select stories are amplified through broadcast programs.

ISA’s publications have proven results. In a 2019 survey, 43% of surveyed readers said they talked to someone about an idea, issue or product as a result of reading the magazine. Another 37% save an article for future use, and 8% said they tried out a new idea they saw in the publication on their farm.

Advertising options, in affiliation with the association, provide a cost-effective means of comprehensively reaching Illinois soybean producers. You will find the 2020 editorial calendar below. We are always open to ideas regarding special inserts, advertorials, story ideas, etc. to help share information with our producers, so please reach out if you are interested.

SOY PERSPECTIVES 2020 EDITORIAL CALENDAR

JANUARY Risk Management
MARCH Fuel
MAY Protein
JULY Innovation
SEPTEMBER Infrastructure
DECEMBER Marketplace

Illinois Soybean Summit

This year’s Soybean Summit will focus on marketing in times of tariffs and low commodity prices, while also focusing on the race to gain efficiency through technology and innovation. ISA will host the 2020 Soybean Summit in Springfield, Illinois, on March 10, 2020. Participants will leave with new insights into how to maximize production, effectively market their soybeans and maximize ROI through new technologies. Corporate partners have the opportunity to display their newest tools and technology to participants during the trade show portion of the event. The 2020 Soybean Summit is free to Illinois producers, and we expect 300 attendees at this year’s event. A wide range of sponsorships are available, all of which include a vendor table.

Agribusiness Management Programming (AMP)

As venture capital funded ag technologies continue to grow and change the way farmers do business, ISA has created the Agribusiness Management Programming (AMP) to keep Illinois farmers on the forefront of these shifting demands. This three-year initiative will provide the ag business support needed to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk, increase on-farm profitability and bolster long-term sustainability for the farm enterprise. AMP aims to position farmers and farm managers to overcome complex challenges and provide a return for investment by partnering with local and national agribusinesses. For more information about AMP, contact the Corporate Partner team.

CCA Soy Envoy Program

ISA believes adopting the best soybean management practices and new technologies gives growers the opportunity to increase their soybean yields. Certified crop advisers (CCAs) engaging directly with producers can influence their customers and clients to adopt new behaviors and high-yield management strategies, enabling them to discover the profit potential of soybeans. ISA partners with Illinois CCAs as part of the CCA Soy Envoy Program to provide in-season agronomic updates and advice on soybean management practices. For more information on the CCA Soy Envoy program or to learn how you can engage with our CCA Soy Envoys, please reach out to the ISA Corporate Partner team.

ILSoyAdvisor.com

The ILSoyAdvisor.com website supports Illinois soybean producers in their pursuit of a competitive edge by providing timely, actionable advice. Local management content and recommendations to increase yields and  profitability, while promoting smarter farm management and more sustainable production practices. There are many opportunities for  your organization to partner with ILSoyAdvisor. com whether that be through contributing blog content, recommendations, webinars and more. Please reach out if you are interested.

High Yield + Quality

ISA is rewriting the book on how soybean value is perceived by farmers and the supply chain with its High Yield PLUS Quality (HY+Q) program. The checkoff-funded initiative is designed to protect critical livestock feed markets that consume more than 70% of U.S. soybean production. Instead of basing soybean value on conventional parameters, the HY+Q program highlights essential amino acid profiles most sought after by livestock producers for optimum animal nutrition. Taking it one step further, the HY+Q program has identified which varieties are the richest in amino acids and maintains an extensive database for farmers to use. The HY+Q effort is multi-disciplinary and involves participation across a number of segments in the agricultural industry. For more information, visit soyvalue.com or contact the Corporate Partner team.

Illinois Soybean Growers Political Action Committee

The Illinois Soybean Growers Political Action Committee (ISGPAC) has been developed for advocacy and educational efforts. ISGPAC advocates for issues that directly affect and impact soybean farmers’ ability to be profitable, while also educating legislators and providing them with background on the rapidly changing landscape of the global marketplace. Through ISGPAC, financial contributions can be made that support legislators who take leadership roles on soybean farmers’ priorities and policies. To make a contribution, visit ilsoygrowers.com/isgpac or for more information contact the Corporate Partner team.

Soy Partner Pledge

With our state and nation’s failing infrastructure, increasing regulatory policies and a need for a better business environment, more advocacy for Illinois agriculture is critical. However, by federal law, the ISA is not allowed to utilize soybean checkoff dollars for advocacy efforts. For ISA to continue these critical efforts, we need additional financial commitments. ISA has created the Soy Partner Pledge to give Illinois first purchasers the opportunity to influence legislative decisions imperative to your business. We’re asking you to reinvest the 2% credit against the quarterly soybean checkoff into the Soy Partner Pledge program and put those dollars back to work for you and the rest of Illinois agriculture. This means Illinois soybean producers’ dollars go back to work for them to help secure and grow markets for soybean products. Half of what is collected in the state soybean checkoff goes to the national soybean checkoff program so it is important to have as much support as we can in Illinois to continue supporting our producers. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of this program or taking the pledge, please let us know.

Insights Summit

The ISA Insights Summit is an event offering our industry partners and board members a unique opportunity to hear from industry thought leaders as they address challenging topics facing agriculture. We invite you and your colleagues to join us for this year’s events. Please reach out to the Corporate Partner team for more information on dates and locations.

Commodity Classic Reception

ISA will host a reception to thank our industry partners at the 2020 Commodity Classic. This reception will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio on Thursday February 27, 2020, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Formal invitations to follow. Please feel free to bring other colleagues in your organization who may be interested in attending.



Contact Us for More Information

Jayma Appleby

Interested in getting involved with the Illinois Soybean Association? Jayma Appleby focuses on industry relations, key stakeholder engagements and customer relationship building at ISA as Director of Industry Relations.

Maggie Smith

Interested in learning more about the Corporate Partner Program? Maggie focuses on engaging key partners with ISA and facilitating opportunities for Corporate Partners to connect with ISA farmer-members and Illinois soybean farmers.