BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – November 14, 2022 – The Illinois Soybean Association is proud to announce our relocation to 1108 Trinity Lane, Bloomington.
The construction project, which began in December 2021, was part of an effort to reposition the organization with one goal: “to get back to our roots.” As an association, ISA has developed a strategic direction that puts Illinois soybean farmers at the center of its work, programs, and messaging, all in the service of staying connected to the growers who pay into the checkoff and membership programs.
The approach inspired ISA to transition to a high-quality, high-touch service model that led the organization to grow its team, ensuring tremendous cost-efficiencies as well as enhanced farmer service. With a current staff of more than 30 employees – and growing – additional office space was needed.
“As we continue to align with our new strategic direction and truly get back to our roots, our organization has experienced tremendous growth in our staff teams,” says John Lumpe, ISA CEO. “Our growing staff means that we get to bring fantastic expertise in-house, resulting in more value back to the pockets of checkoff paying farmers.”
Areas of the building are generously sponsored by industry partners such as ADM, Bayer Corteva, FMC, IL Corn, the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and the Iowa Soybean Association.
“Through this build, ISA is making the most of our checkoff investments,” says ISA Chairman Steve Pitstick. “This newly renovated, 20,700 square foot building allows us to do more, together, by offering modern, technologically-equipped meeting areas, enough space to house the growing staff team, and the opportunity to share it not only with staff but to invite members of our Illinois ag family to utilize the meeting spaces as well.”
The new build includes soy-based products such as parking lot striping, interior paint, window blinds and entryway mats.
For more information about ISA and its new Bloomington office, send us an email at email@example.com.
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 www.ilsoy.org and www.ilsoygrowers.com.