In collaboration with Missouri Soybean Association, Iowa Soybean Association is offering farmers the opportunity to learn more about and participate in the ag policy process. (Photo: Iowa Soybean Association)

Fellowship takes a deep-dive into ag policy

July 14, 2021 | Bethany Baratta

Politics and governance aren’t spectator sports. A single ill-conceived bill or regulation can significantly impact a farmer’s freedom to operate and their bottom line. That’s why the Iowa Soybean Association and the Missouri Soybean Association are teaming up to provide 16 men and women the opportunity to be more involved in the process through the Iowa-Missouri Policy Leaders Fellowship (PLF).

The PLF will give participants a deep understanding of the policies, laws, and regulations that affect agriculture, the soybean industry, and rural America. By weaving travel and social interaction into the program curriculum, participants will learn the role policymaker education and a unified voice play in the legislative process.

Applications open

One applicant in good membership standing will be selected from each crop reporting or organizational district in Iowa (9) and Missouri (7).

Read more about this new opportunity and complete the online application at this link.