Press Release

ISB Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in United Soybean Board Nominations

February 19, 2014

ISB Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in United Soybean Board Nominations

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – February 20, 2014 – The Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) is looking for farmers interested in filling one of Illinois' four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB).  ISB manages and invests Illinois soybean checkoff funds in research, promotion and education programs that enhance soybean production and use and support national and international market development.  Dwain Ford, soybean farmer from Kinmundy, Ill., is eligible for another term.   

Any soybean farmer who is affected by the soybean checkoff is eligible to serve.  To be considered for the national leadership position, farmers must complete the required application and "Agreement to Serve" statement and return them to the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) office by Monday, March 1, 2014.  

The ISB Board of Directors will submit to the U.S. Department of Agriculture a "first preferred choice nominee" and "second preferred choice alternate" for the open position.  The Secretary of Agriculture will make final appointments, and chosen individuals will begin serving three-year terms in December 2014.  Each individual appointed is eligible to serve a total of three terms.

For more information about USB, visit To download the application and "Agreement to Serve," visit  You also may contact the office for additional information at 309-663-7692.

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 45,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the 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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Amy Roady




Angel Terrell