Young farmers are our future, and no state’s future in agriculture is brighter than that of Illinois. We’re excited to discover the 2023 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.
ISA is now accepting project proposals for FY24 that strategically align with the organization’s key priority areas. Proposals will be assessed on providing a return on ISA’s mission to uphold the interests of Illinois soybean producers and will be evaluated on their effectiveness in addressing the needs of Illinois farmers.
The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes agricultural landowners who inspire others with their dedication to ethical land, water and wildlife habitat management. In Illinois, the award is presented by Illinois Corn and ISA. Apply or nominate by April 1, 2023.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) is accepting applications for the Valent and ASA Ag Voices of the Future program, which will be held July 10-13, 2023. The Ag Voices of the Future program is for students interested in improving their understanding of major agricultural policy issues, the importance of advocacy, and careers that can impact agricultural policy.
Before the rush of spring planting, join the University of Illinois Extension, WILLAg.org, and the farmdoc team for the 2023 All Day Ag Outlook. This information-rich event features industry experts in ag economics, grain outlook, crop health, crop insurance, and weather. Register today to join us on Tuesday, March 7, beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST at the Beef House in Covington, Indiana.
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.