Soybean pods hanging from a soybean plant

(Photo Credit: Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association)

Iowa Soybean Association Directors Elected

August 21, 2020

Seven farmers have been reelected to the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) board of directors.

Lindsay Greiner of Keota and Steph Essick of Dickens were reelected as At Large directors. Reelected to district representation were Chuck White, Spencer (District 1), Casey Schlichting, Clear Lake (District 2), Jeff Frank, Auburn (District 4), Morey Hill, Madrid (District 5) and Tom Adam, Harper (District 9). All will serve three-year terms.

“I’d like to thank every soybean farmer who voted and every farmer who chose to run for the board,” said ISA President Tim Bardole of Rippey. “As volunteers, our directors take their role to serve fellow soybean farmers very seriously. I encourage every soybean grower to engage with their district and at-large leadership as we work collectively to grow and sell soybeans and advance industry priorities during a very critical time for Iowa and U.S. agriculture.”

The seven incumbents join 15 additional full-time soybean farmers in overseeing the management and allocation of the soybean checkoff and non-checkoff resources.

“It is increasingly important farmers understand how their checkoff investment is utilized,” Bardole said. “When prices are low and adverse weather impacts our yields, every farmer should be aware of the value the ISA brings to their operation.”

Also serving as ISA directors are: Bardole; Brent Swart, Spencer (District 1); April Hemmes, Hampton (District 2): Rick Juchems, Plainfield and Suzanne Shirbroun, Farmersburg (District 3); Marty Danzer, Carroll (District 4); Tom Vincent, Perry (District 5); Robb Ewoldt, Davenport and Dave Walton, Wilton (District 6);  Jeff Jorgenson, Sidney and Bill Shipley, Nodaway (District 7); Randy Miller, Lacona and Warren Bachman, Osceola (District 8); Pat Swanson, Ottumwa (District 9); and At Large director Brent Renner, Klemme.

Farmers interested in learning more about ISA or getting involved in soybean-focused leadership programs are encouraged to visit or call 515-251-8640.

The Iowa Soybean Association ( 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 15,000 ISA farmer members and industry stakeholders.