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We offer a host of programs that can benefit your farm. Join your fellow soybean farmers and take advantage of an opportunity that sparks your interest and fits your schedule!

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The Iowa Soybean Association is DRIVEN TO DELIVER increased soybean demand through market development and new uses, farmer-focused research, timely information and know-how and policy initiatives enabling farmers and the industry to flourish.

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"Speaking for agriculture isn’t something that comes naturally to me. That’s why I knew I had to do the Communications Squad. Practicing often, completing media interviews and attending sessions teaches and reinforces critical skills that ultimately benefit our industry. It’s important to do things outside our comfort zones. "

Randy Miller

Communications Squad Participant

Lacona

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"We like to try things on our farm and see what works for us. I didn’t really know how I fit in ISA’s programming or how it fit with my life. But ISA invested in me and helped me find the right fit, first in the ISA Experience Class and now through CommonGround. These opportunities were ones that worked and provided value for me at this stage in my life."

Tarin Tiefenthaler

ISA Experience participant

Carroll

Find the right program for you.

"Investing in new uses gives my soybeans more value and increases demand. Like the hard-fought growth of the biodiesel industry over the years, soybeans need renewed focus and investment on large-scale new uses. I can really see products like soy-based asphalt and other materials as the next high-volume use to really give us a demand boost."

Rolland Schnell

ISA member and past president

Newton

See how we work to help boost demand.

"Iowa soybean farmers need a voice locally, nationally and globally. The opportunity to have fellow farmers go to work for you in Des Moines, Washington, D.C. or abroad to have your perspective heard and understood is so valuable. I’m driven to be one of those farmers, advocating for positive changes that allow us all to protect our livelihood and continue our way of life."

Jeff Jorgenson

ISA President

Sidney

Learn about ISA's policy work.

"I am driven to deliver healthy soils and clean water through continuous improvement. Because of that drive, we’ve turned to ISA for assistance in testing various practices. I’ve seen firsthand how ISA membership and involvement in their research trials can benefit my operation."

Rob Stout

ISA Research participant

Washington

Learn more about the ISA Research Center for Farming Innovation.

"Through my involvement with ISA, I have been able to interact with some of the best farmers in the country. Through these interactions, I have become a better agriculturalist, as I have a newfound perspective on growing practices and management techniques."

Reed Burres

New Leader Award recipient

Humboldt

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If you are an ISA member who provided us with an email address when you signed up, please check your email. You received an invitation to take the ISA Farmer Member Survey, which helps ISA gauge sentiments from the field and the association’s performance on critical issues. We encourage all ISA members to take this survey and provide their feedback.

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About Soybeans in Iowa 

 

Average soybean yield per acre in Iowa

Average soybean yield per acre in Iowa from 2012-2019

Iowa soybean farmers grow 13% of the nation's soybeans, ranking second in the nation for overall production. 

Learn more about how they're grown and used.