July 2024

June 28, 2024


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In this issue...

On the Cover
Amanda and Jackson Drost with their sons Andy and Richard, on their Mahaska County Farm. Amanda says participating in ISA's Communications Squad has helped her relay the family's farm story to non-farming audiences. In this issue of the Iowa Soybean Review, explore the many opportunities to engage in ISA programming. From research trials through ISA's Research Center for Farming Innovation to exploring the various components of the soybean industry through the ISA Experience Class, there's an opportunity for every ISA member to engage..

Executive Insights: Building a culture of innovation
Bringing together passionate people and creating an innovative culture to better serve Iowa's 37,000 soybean farmers.
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Rural Route 2: Summer of fun
Keep your child's summer break fun and educational by exploring the versatility of soybeans in your summer lesson plans.
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Strengthening communication skills to share farmer stories
The Drost family uses skills gained through the ISA's Communications Squad to share their agriculture story with others. 
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Directing farmer checkoff investments
ISA Farmer Directors allot soybean checkoff investments to boost farmer productivity, profitability and sustainability.
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Iowa-Missouri Grassroots Fellowship key to understanding, advocating
Farmers engage with policy and legislative issues facing agriculture through the Iowa-Missouri Grassroots Fellowship.
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Promoting U.S. - grown soy and global trade
Trade Team Task Force grows and strengthens trade relationships by bringing international leaders to Iowa soybean farms.
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Learning by touring with Experience Class
Southeast Iowa farmers see the value of their soybean checkoff investment by attending the ISA Experience Class.
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Championing conservation with Iowa's Front 40
Front 40 celebrates Iowa's conservation champions and promotes innovative conservation efforts among soybean farmers.
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Research outcomes drive decisions
On-farm research trials through the RCFI help soybean farmers determine the best return on investment for their farm.
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Can farmers benefit from raising both cereal rye and soybeans?
Relay cropping could provide farmers with the opportunity to successfully produce two crops in one growing season.
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Advocate membership key to policy engagement
Take action on the political issues and regulatory matters impacting your farm with an ISA Advocate Membership.
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