Eight farmers, including three incumbents, have been elected to the Iowa Soybean Association board of directors. Top left to right: Sharon Chism, Huxley (At-Large); Aimee Bissell, Bedford (At-Large); Paul Kassel, Spencer (District 1); Sam Showalter, Hampton (District 2). Bottom left to right: Jeff Frank, Lake View (District 4); Corey Goodhue, Carlisle (District 5); Scot Bailey, Anita (District 7); and Tom Adam, Harper (District 9). (Photos: Joclyn Bushman/Iowa Soybean Association)
Eight Farmers Elected to Iowa Soybean Association Board of Directors
August 10, 2023 | Brock Johnston
Ankeny, Iowa – Eight farmers, including three incumbents, have been elected to the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) board of directors. The association’s 22 volunteer farmer directors represent the state’s nine crop reporting districts in overseeing the management and allocation of soybean checkoff and non-checkoff resources.
Newly elected farmers who will serve three-year terms on the board were: Paul Kassel, Spencer (District 1); Sam Showalter, Hampton (District 2); Corey Goodhue, Carlise (District 5); Aimee Bissell, Bedford (At-Large); and Sharon Chism, Huxley (At-Large).
Re-elected to three-year terms on the board were: Jeff Frank, Lake View (District 4); Scot Bailey, Anita (District 7); and Tom Adam, Harper (District 9).
“Whether as a voter, candidate or both, we thank Iowa soybean farmers for engaging in this important process,” said Randy Miller, ISA president and soybean farmer from Lacona. “As a farmer-led association, their participation contributes to the success and longevity of ISA and our industry.”
Directors are elected by Iowa soybean farmers in July and take office in September. Members vote for two farmers from their crop reporting district and vote for four at-large directors. The eight directors elected join 14 full-time soybean farmers in developing ISA’s policies and programs each year.
Those continuing their service as directors are: Brent Swart, Spencer (District 1); April Hemmes, Hampton (District 2); Rick Juchems, Plainfield (District 3); Suzanne Shirbroun, Farmersburg (District 3); Marty Danzer, Carroll (District 4); and Dave Struthers, Collins (District 5).
Also: Robb Ewoldt, Davenport (District 6); Dave Walton, Wilton (District 6); Lee Brooke, Clarinda (District 7); Warren Bachman, Osceola (District 8); Randy Miller, Lacona (District 8); Pat Swanson, Ottumwa (District 9); Brent Renner, Klemme (At-Large); and Tim Bardole, Rippey (At-Large).
Funded by the soybean checkoff
The Iowa Soybean Association (www.iasoybeans.com) is “Driven To Deliver” increased soybean demand through market development and new uses, farmer-focused research and results, timely information and know-how and policy initiatives enabling farmers and the industry to flourish. Founded in 1964 by farmers to serve farmers, ISA is governed by a board of 22 farmers to advocate on behalf of the state’s 40,000 soybean producers, including more than 12,000 ISA farmer members and industry stakeholders.