About ISA

Vision Statement

ISA is recognized for excellence in enhancing long term sustainability of Iowa soybean farmers.

Mission Statement

Expanding opportunities and delivering results for Iowa soybean farmers.

Value Statements

  • Honesty
    (trusted and entrusted though the integrity of our actions and abiding respect for working relationships we maintain with our farmers, employees, partners, and customers)
  • Advocacy on behalf of farmers
    (impassioned to do what is right, commitment to championing/willing to stand up and be the voice for Iowa soybean farmers)
  • Transparency
    (in communications with all stakeholders being mindful of the privilege and responsibility we have to serve Iowa soybean farmers)
  • Fiscal integrity
    (smart investing because farmers expect us to invest their resources correctly)
  • Continuous improvement/innovation
    (put ISA’s best foot forward…strive for optimum performance in all operational processes)
  • Fact based and data driven
    (going where the data takes us leads to decision-making based on doing the right things for the right reasons)
  • Commitment to stewardship
    (environmental consciousness in promoting sustainable production practices)
  • Collaboration and partnership
    (what ISA tries to do first and foremost to maximize impact through shared resources)

Goal Statement

Improve competitiveness of Iowa soybean farmers.


  1. Continuously improve soybean productivity
  2. Continuously improve natural resource management practices and environmental quality
  3. Continuously improve efficiency and profitability of environmentally sound cropping systems
  4. Increase export of Iowa and US soybeans and soybean products
  5. Improve the cost effectiveness, reliability, and competitiveness of US transportation system
  6. Improve utilization of soy meal and protein (animal, industrial and human)
  7. Increase consumer confidence about today’s farm and food system
  8. Increase demand for soybean oil (including Biodiesel)
  9. Influence policies and regulations positively impacting soybean farmers and key stakeholders
  10. Increase engagement with farmers and key stakeholders
  11. Continuously develop strong board leadership, the strategic focus and strategy management processes of ISA