The annual Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) meeting took place this week at the Illinois Soybean Association’s Bloomington office. This meeting complimented the first full board meeting held at the newly-renovated office and included the ISGPAC fundraiser, with special guest, Rob Sharkey. Following the PAC event, an open house was held to showcase the finished office building and gave ISA staff an opportunity to thank both ISA and ISG partners.
It’s time once again to celebrate our own with the next class of Illinois 20 Under 40 Farmers. We know there’s no shortage of outstanding young farmers in Illinois, but we need your help identifying them. Nominate someone, or yourself, to be an Illinois 20 Under 40 Farmer by Friday, March 31.
At the 2023 Soybean Summit, ISA welcomed 277 farmer and industry attendees. Topics included precision agriculture, pest management, understanding biological products, the future of conservation and nutrient management, specialty soybean markets, and checkoff-funded research. Read the February issue of Illinois Field & Bean to hear from speakers and presentations related to the event.
For the first time, students were invited to participate in a poster research competition at the 2023 Soybean Summit. Students from Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign shared their research findings with attendees. Each student was scored by a panel of judges and winners were awarded cash prizes. Leonardo Rocha received the first-place award, Oladapo Adeyemi received second, and Rashmi Dangol and Sarah Sellars tied for third.
Join the Illinois Soybean Association in a live Q&A session on its recent trade and exports efforts and new customer-focused resources. ISA Trade & Exports Manager, Eileen Urish, will moderate a discussion between Scott Gaffner, ISA Board Director; Rachel Peabody, ISA Director of Communications; and Lyndsey Erb, Director of Industry Relations at U.S. Soybean Export Council.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.