Participants in an ISA program

(Photo: Iowa Soybean Association / Joclyn Bushman)

Join the 2024 ISA Experience Class

June 6, 2024 | Kriss Nelson

Are you interested in learning more about the soy checkoff, soybean research, transportation, and other related topics? Don’t miss the opportunity to join the Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) Experience Class.

The 2024 ISA Experience Class will meet July 22-24. It will explore various industries related to soybeans and ISA and allow attendees to make connections with state and national soy industry partners.

“The ISA Experience Class provides participants with an exclusive glimpse into ISA’s efforts for Iowa’s soybean farmers, all while emphasizing the value of their checkoff dollars,” says Kennady Henry, ISA producer services coordinator.

Ben Lehman an ISA farmer-member from Slater in Polk County will attend his first Experience Class.

“I am most excited to meet farmers and industry experts with new perspectives and hope some of those connections will last for years to come,” says Lehman. “I also expect the class to better prepare my farm to face known and unknown challenges in the future.”


July 22:

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • ISA Overview
  • Lunch panel with ISA, ASA, USB Directors
  • ISU Soybean Research Conversation (Ames)
  • Check into Hotel
  • Dinner & Social Event  

July 23:

  • Tour of Media Outlet
  • Farm Visits with RCFI Trials
  • Dinner & Social Event (Davenport)  

July 24:

  • Port Tour on Mississippi River (Davenport)
  •  Chevron REG Tour (Newton)
  • Wrap-up/Farewell  

The class is open to any ISA member 21 or older. ISA will cover the costs of meals and lodging.

“If you know someone who would be an ideal candidate for the program, perhaps there’s a young farmer or farming couple you know who would find this experience valuable, please share their name and contact information with me so our team can reach out to them about the program,” says Henry.

The application is due Wednesday, June 26, and can be done by visiting here.

For more information, contact Kennady Henry at or 515-491-3539.