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Our members answer: Why ISA?


"We’re always trying to learn, and that’s a great way to take in a bunch of data. A lot of these are randomized trials you can get a lot of good pertinent data out of them. Maybe the data is not pertinent to your area, but it gets you good idea on something that will work or not. In my eyes that alone is worth the checkoff."

Tony Lem

On-Farm Field Trial Participant


Participant in an on-farm trial today.

"For me, farming is the complete package. You’re the chief marketing officer, the chief technology officer and you have to know agronomy and science. You must be good at purchasing, seeding your crops, business planning, risk management and more; that makes it interesting for me."

Marc Schneider

Communication Squad Participant


Join the ISA Communications Squad today.

"I went into the program thinking, ‘this doesn’t really make a lot of sense’ but by the end, I realized the Iowa Soybean Association isn’t just about politics. It’s actually people who care about the farmer. It’s pretty cool to learn about the work being done to achieve better soybean yields and grow marketing for biofuels."

Aidin Dittmer

Soy Squad Participant


Join other students on the Soy Squad.

"On average, the general population is at least three generations removed from the farm. It could be fair to say most people do not know a farmer who they can ask a question. With CommonGround, we put a face to the female farmers who are providing food on consumers’ tables while serving as a resource for information."

Amber Kohlhaas

CommongGround Participant


Start volunteering with CommonGround Iowa.

"“There isn’t a long line of people outside of agriculture willing to advocate for us. Being in both the state and national capitols, shaking the hands of legislators and saying, ‘I’m a farmer from Iowa’ holds a lot of power.""

Michael Ruffcorn

Policy Leaders Fellowship Participant


Participate in the Grassroots Fellowship

"The field trial data on the Iowa Soybean Association’s website is a hidden secret. There is a lot of good information there. It’s all very educational."

Steve McGrew

Advocate for Research Tools


Discover research results.

"I've met a lot of good people that have gone through the Corteva Young Leader program in previous years and have had conversations about how they have become more involved in the Iowa Soybean Association."

Alexandra Miller

Corteva Young Leader Participant


Apply for the Corteva Young Leader program.

"Working with the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund allowed us to take our conservation efforts to a larger scale. My advice to farmers who are considering this opportunity: Don’t be afraid to try. There is no downside."

Nick Hermanson

Soil and Water Outcomes Fund Participant

Story City

Learn more about this new market opportunity.

Delivering ag awareness to consumers statewide

Meet two neighbors with a love of conservation and farming and explore the wonderful world of dairy and its nutritional benefits. You’re invited to discover reinvented spaces turned she sheds, and learn how a high school student is taking the Midwest by “storm” with his love for weather forecasting and storm chasing.

We’ll also introduce you to a unique agrihood that promotes connectivity with neighbors and the surrounding land. Readers will also find recipes to make with kids, along with tips on encouraging young people to enjoy the process and art of cooking.

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About Soybeans in Iowa


Average soybean yield per acre in Iowa

Average soybean yield per acre in Iowa from 2012-2021

Iowa soybean farmers grow nearly 14% of the nation's soybeans, ranking second in the nation for overall production.

Learn more about how they're grown and used.