Director of Communications

Rachel Peabody is the Director of Communications for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA). She leads internal and external communications efforts, association branding, 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 500 company. She is an active member of the National Agri-Marketing Association, president of the Heartland NAMA group, and a member of the American Ag Editors’ Association.

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
Industry Relations