BLOOMINGTON, IL (May 5, 2022) – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is excited to announce the ISA Achievement Awards Program, a new program designed to honor individuals who have impacted the Illinois soybean industry.

The five award categories include:

The Illinois Soybean Association Chairman’s Award will recognize 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 Legislator of the Year Award recognizes an Illinois lawmaker who is actively making a difference for soybean farmers by advocating for policy and regulatory issues important to our industry. The award is presented in recognition of a proven track record of support and for championing farm policy.

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.

“There are currently limited opportunities to recognize leaders in our industry,” says ISA Chairman, Steve Pitstick.“I think it is important to celebrate the work these professionals put into the agriculture industry to push it further, and I am happy ISA can be the one who does that.”

To apply or make a nomination before July 8, visit Winners will be announced in the fall.

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the website and


Published On: May 5, 2022Categories: Latest News, Press ReleasesTags:

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