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Farmers elected to Iowa Soybean Association, national leadership posts

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The Iowa Soybean Association board of directors elected its 2018 officers. Pictured, left to right, are: Stephanie Essick of Dickens, treasurer; Bill Shipley of Nodaway, president; Lindsay Greiner of Keota, president-elect; Tim Bardole of Rippey, secretary. Not pictured: Dave Walton of Wilton; executive committee. (Photo: Joseph Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association)

Soybean farmers were elected to leadership positions at the September meeting of the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) board of directors.

Those tabbed to serve as ISA officers were: Lindsay Greiner, Keota — president-elect; Stephanie Essick, Dickens — treasurer; Tim Bardole, Rippey — secretary; and Dave Walton, Wilton — executive committee.

Bill Shipley of Nodaway accepted the gavel as president and welcomed the newly elected state soybean leaders to their key posts.

“It’s an important time in agriculture as we work to manage the variability and uncertainty that accompanies erratic weather, trade and regulations,” he said. “The Iowa soybean board is committed to serving the needs of farmers by providing the tools and resources to manage the continuous changes that impact our competitiveness as farmers.

“I look forward to working with our executive committee and all directors to represent the needs of all farmers,” he added, “while effectively managing the investment soybean farmers make in their industry courtesy of the soybean checkoff.”

ISA directors also elected John Heisdorffer of Keota to serve a third term as a director of the American Soybean Association. 

Heisdorffer said he looks forward to helping craft a new farm bill and serving fellow farmers and soybean growers.

“We’ll continue to focus on trade given the importance of finding markets for America’s most valuable export,” he said. “We’ll also remain actively engaged in production issues, including the use of dicamba. It’s important we work with industry to review, investigate and, where necessary, resolve any performance issues related to this important tool for managing weeds.”

To learn more about ISA and its commitment to enhancing the competitiveness of Iowa soybean farmers, visit

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