ISA is governed by a board of volunteer farmer-directors elected by the state membership. Two directors are elected from each crop reporting district. Members also vote for four at-large directors. The 22 directors meet throughout the year to develop policies and programs.
Iowa also has six farmers who serve as national directors on the American Soybean Association’s board of directors, four who serve on the United Soybean Board and one farmer representative who serves on the National Biodiesel Board.
Rolland Schnell, President
Rolland Schnell of Newton along with his wife, Donna, farms soybeans, corn and does custom farming. He has two children and holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University.
Schnell has a track record of positive impacts within ISA, giving most attention to budgeting by investing checkoff dollars wisely and standing behind priority issues affecting farmers, specifically research, demand and consumer perception of agriculture, to name a few.
In addition to his current position he has served as secretary, treasurer and president-elect of the 22-farmer board.
Schnell has completed multiple trade development trips, advocated for farmer-favored policy on the state and federal levels and continues to refine the budget allocation process to ensure each checkoff dollar is stretched for greatest impact.
Rolland can be reached at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
View More InfoBill Shipley President-Elect District 7Bill Shipley President-Elect District 7
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Bill Shipley, Nodaway, raises soybeans, corn, alfalfa and hogs with his wife and son. He has been farming since 1978 and focuses mainly on no-till farming as a way to conserve soil. Shipley is currently president-elect of the Iowa Soybean Association Board of Directors and will take his seat as president at the September 2017 board meeting.
View More InfoLindsay Greiner Treasurer At LargeLindsay Greiner Treasurer At Large
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Lindsay Greiner, Keota, raises corn, soybeans and hogs. He has farmed for more than 35 years and believes telling the story of farming is more important than ever. He believes farmers are doing a tremendous job producing food and fuel in a responsible story and they need to continue to get the message to consumers.
View More InfoRandy Souder Secretary District 4Randy Souder Secretary District 4
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Randy Souder, Rockwell City, raises corn and soybeans. He has farmed for nearly 40 years and is currently secretary of the Iowa Soybean Association Board of Directors. Souder is focused on improving infrastructure in order to effectively transport products to domestic and foreign trading partners.
View More InfoStephanie Essick At Large Exec Comm At LargeStephanie Essick At Large Exec Comm At Large
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Stephanie Essick, Dickens, raises corn, soybeans and hay with her father. Essick has been an advocate for agriculture through the Iowa CommonGround program which share stories about living and working in agriculture.