Rachel Peabody

Director of Communications

rachel peabody

Rachel Peabody is the Director of Communications for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA). She leads internal and external communications efforts for the association and serves as Editor-in-Chief of ISA’s publication, Illinois Field & Bean. She started with the association in 2018. Peabody is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in ag communications. She has a master’s from Illinois in strategic brand communications.

Prior to joining ISA, Peabody worked in public relations, agency account management and internal communications for a Fortune 50 company. She is an active member of the National Agri-Marketing Association, president of the Heartland NAMA group, and American Ag Editors’ Association, serving as co-chair of the association communicators special interest group.

She and her husband, Sam, have twin girls, and live in Taylorville, IL. They enjoy flipping and remodeling properties, and spending time on the lake in summer.

Focus Areas
Internal & External Communications
Media Relations
Illinois Field & Bean
Consumer & Influencer Outreach
Youth Education Initiatives