Press Release

Illinois Soybean Association Announces Corporate Partners

February 23, 2016





BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – February 23, 2016 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is pleased to recognize the partners in its 2016 Corporate Partnership Program.  ISA joins together with industry stakeholders to collaborate on education, research and legislative issues.


"We are excited about the opportunities through the Soybean Summit and other events that our corporate program offers to businesses who market to farmers," says Daryl Cates, soybean farmer from Columbia, Ill., and ISA chairman.  "Industry collaboration creates value for everyone involved with soybean production."


Joining ISA in 2016 are ADM, DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto BioAg at the Executive Level; Cargill and Monsanto/Asgrow at the Principal Level; Bunge North America, Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta at the Core Level; Beck’s Hybrids, Consolidated Grain & Barge and StollerUSA at the Associate Level; Bayer CropScience/Credenz at the Affiliate level; and Akron Services, BASF, FarmServer, Rabo AgriFinance, U.S. Borax, Rumbold & Kuhn, The Andersons, Inc., and URSA Farmers Co-op at the Support Level.


"We thank our corporate sponsors for their support and look forward to continuing the partnerships this year and beyond," says Cates.  "The relationships built provide us with information and tools that will help us increase farmer productivity and profitability."


Some corporate partners also participate in ISA farmer connection opportunities, including the Illinois Soybean Summit held in Effingham, Peoria and Rockford, Ill., this year.  Other programs include involvement with Illinois Field & Bean and the Yield Challenge, as well as the International Biotechnology Symposium and events at the Farm Progress Show.


ISA represents more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability, research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education.  Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C.  ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace. For more information, visit



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