Scot Bailey

District 7 director


Scot Bailey farms near Anita in Cass County, Iowa and serves as a district 7 director for the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA). He grows soybeans, corn and raises cow-calf pairs and sheep.

A longtime Southwest Iowa farmer leader, Bailey joins the board after years of avid engagement with ISA. He participated in the 2016 Experience Class where he was able to take a deep dive into the inner workings of the association. He is also known for his involvement and enthusiasm in ISA’s policy development process and has met with several elected leaders to further promote policy priorities for Iowa’s soybean farmers.

Passionate about sharing the work of ISA with other farmers, Bailey feels strongly that those in the countryside should know how their checkoff dollars are being utilized to promote the industry. He also feels strongly about sharing important messages with consumers removed from agriculture and advocating for the soybean industry to the general public.

Bailey practices no-till, reduced tillage and precision agriculture on his operation. He has previously served as president of the Cass County Cattlemen’s Association and has served on his local Farm Bureau board.

Bailey is married to his wife, Cheryl, and they have two sons, Patrick and Jackson.

Bailey was appointed to the ISA board in 2021.