The ISA producer services team

The ISA producer services team: Carrie Kelly, Whitley Frieden and Bre Wagner

3 Reasons Why: Joining the ISA

June 24, 2021 | Joseph Hopper

The Iowa Soybean Association is razor-focused on serving the needs of soybean farmers. It’s not just about offering great programs, information and services but including great people.

When you become a member of the ISA, you’re never going it alone. The ISA producer services team works alongside members every day to help answer questions, make connections and identify opportunities to suit your specific expectations and needs. The team of three offered three reasons why making the decision to join the ISA is an easy one.

No. 1 — ISA offers something for everyone

“ISA goes to work every day on your behalf and is driven to find new uses for soybeans to increase demand, provide you with farmer-focused research to help make the best decision for your operation, and more so you can keep doing what you do best: farming,” Whitley Frieden, ISA Producer Services coordinator for eastern Iowa, says. “Whether it’s sharpening your communication skills, participating in research trials, or just wanting to receive information and insights, ISA offers something for everyone. By activating your no cost farmer-membership, you have experts around every corner providing you with the skills and resources you need to succeed.”

No. 2 — Advancing your farming operation

“Farmers are so good at using the proper tools in their toolbox to fix what is needed,” says Carrie Kelly, ISA Producer Services coordinator for western Iowa. “Your ISA membership can be another tool in your toolbox!  We love to find your fit; that can be simply receiving information through the Iowa Soybean Review or E-weekly email newsletter, to participating in research trials or conservation practices, joining any of the numerous programs that offer training and networking, or even running for our board of directors. Whatever your choice, we want to connect you in the best way that fits your time, your family, and your farm. All this value comes at no additional cost, simply opt-in by activating your membership. Already a member? We just ask that you validate your information once a year. ISA membership can be that next tool to advance your farming operation.”

No. 3 — Real results from real experts

“ISA has a team of agronomists and researchers who can help you do research and get results for your farm to help you make decisions,” Bre Wagner, ISA Producer Services coordinator for central Iowa, says. “Interested in water quality? We have a team that can help with that, too! ISA also has an analytics team who crunches the numbers to tell you what the data means. By joining as a no-cost farmer member, you have access to a team of experts who are driven to conduct research and deliver results to improve soybean yields, profitability and sustainability.”

Anyone who pays the soybean checkoff through marketing at least 250 bushels of soybeans can be a farmer member of the ISA — it’s free. It’s also easy: going online at to join or validate your membership only takes some clicks and keystrokes. (Those who join or validate their membership before Aug. 31, 2021 are also entered to win some sweet prizes during the ISA Sizzlin’ Soy Summer Giveaway.)