An Iowa Soybean Association farmer meeting

An Iowa Soybean Association and Cargill farmer roundtable will include one-on-one discussions with Cargill representatives and a tour of Cargill's Iowa Falls Facility.

Farmers invited to attend ISA, Cargill roundtable and plant tour Jan. 5 in Iowa Falls

December 22, 2021 | Kriss Nelson

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and Cargill are teaming up to provide farmers with timely insights on the soybean industry and see first-hand how the product they grow is processed.

An ISA-Cargill Farmer Roundtable will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5, at the AgRenewable Building at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments and networking sponsored by ISA. The program begins at 9 a.m. with perspectives shared by Tim Coppage, a regional commercial leader for the Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain North America and Kirk Leeds, CEO of ISA.

Speakers will provide insights into soybean pricing opportunities, challenges and opportunities in the marketplace and the latest regarding renewable fuels demand and its impact on the soy industry.

Panel discussions will also be held featuring Warren Feather, global oilseed managing director for the Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain, and Pat Woerner, biodiesel commercial leader for the Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain.

An optional tour of Cargill’s Iowa Falls facility will be held following lunch.

“From a Cargill perspective, we are constantly looking for ways to connect with farmers,” says Coppage. “This format is a really good opportunity to get people together to exchange ideas and provide updates.”

RSVPs are due Thursday, Dec. 30 to Whitley Frieden, ISA producer services coordinator, by calling 563-260-3200 or There is no cost to attend.