Brad Holdgrafer

(Photo: Iowa Soybean Association / Joclyn Bushman)

Congratulations to our drone winner!

October 1, 2023

Brad Holdgrafer, a soybean farmer from Bryant, 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.

Holdgrafer is a new member, and is eager to get involved and learn more about what ISA offers. He is excited to use his new drone to enhance their farm's social media presence with videos of their farming efforts.

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, sustainability and competitiveness of the state’s soybean farmers.