Winner of the Iowa Soybean Association membership drive

(Photo: Joclyn Bushman/Iowa Soybean Association)

Le Mars farmer wins Iowa Soybean Association drone giveaway

October 31, 2022 | Brock Johnston

Cody Gradert, a soybean farmer from Le Mars, is the Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) grand prize recipient of new drone technology from a summer giveaway contest aimed at driving farmer membership across the state.

To be eligible for the drawing, participants were asked to activate or confirm their ISA Farmer Membership. For farmers who certify they produced and marketed at least 250 bushels of soybeans annually, ISA’s Farmer Membership is available at no additional cost. The opportunity is made possible through soybean checkoff investments by Iowa’s 40,000 soybean growers.

“Activating my Farmer Membership through ISA was simple and easy,” says Gradert. “Having access to the latest resources and information impacting the soybean industry is helpful as I continue making decisions impacting my operation.”

This harvest season, having greater access and input is more important than ever. Becoming an ISA Farmer Member gives growers both. More than 14,000 soybean farmers across Iowa are plugged into the association – receiving timely industry information and real-time opportunities to offer feedback and suggestions to ISA’s board of volunteer farmer directors tasked with allocating soy checkoff funds in areas that improve the profitability, productivity and competitiveness of the state’s soybean farmers.

“I encourage others to engage with ISA so that all soybean farmers have their voices heard while pushing our industry forward,” says Gradert.

Activate or confirm your ISA Farmer Membership today!