Iowa farmer standing next to Case IH tractor

(Photo: Joclyn Bushman/Iowa Soybean Association)

Meet the Director: Scot Bailey

February 9, 2023

Location: Anita

Title: District 7 Director

ISA Committees: Public Affairs, Demand

What crops and livestock do you grow and raise on the farm?

Soybeans, corn, cattle, sheep, pasture and hay.

What makes your farm unique?

We seed down marginal ground for hay or pasture and use no-till and strip-till. In the spring, we use fertilizer closer to when the crop needs the nutrients.

What does success mean to you on the farm?

Being able to pass the farm on to the next generation.

How do you envision production agriculture 50 years from now?

It’ll be about taking care of every acre on the farm differently.

What do you see as the largest hurdle for homegrown soybeans in the future? Opportunity?

Educating the public about GMOs and their benefits. Soybean oil is a huge opportunity.

What’s something people don’t usually know about you?

I was born in Germany, I’m lefthanded, and I always want to make things better or more efficient.