Soybeans grow in the field of an ISA farmer member

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Iowa Soybean Association Reports Record-Setting Farmer Membership

May 25, 2023 | Brock Johnston

Ankeny, Iowa – The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA), powered by the soybean checkoff, has reached yet another milestone by surpassing 14,000 farmer members – growth that will continue to strengthen influence and service to the industry. The announcement coincides with the association’s annual membership drive beginning June 1 through August 31.

“Farmer involvement in the association is the foundation for advancing our industry forward,” said Randy Miller, ISA president and soybean farmer from Lacona. “The insights, ideas and participation of fellow soybean farmers sharpens ISA’s focus, delivering results and opportunities by driving soybean production and demand.”

ISA Farmer Membership totals 14,250 members. The latest figures represent growth of nearly 920 new farmer members throughout the 2022 program year ending Sept. 30.

“Membership growth strengthens ISA’s voice on issues impacting all industry stakeholders,” Miller added.

ISA Farmer Membership is available at no additional cost for farmers who certify they produce and market 250 bushels or more of soybeans annually. Farmer membership facilitates the sharing of timely information on many soy-centric issues. It also offers farmers seamless access to meeting notifications, feedback opportunities and ways to become more involved in ISA programs and activities.

“Engaging with ISA has allowed both myself and my operation to grow,” said Tarin Tiefenthaler, a soybean farmer from Carroll. “From soybean research to growing demand, there is value in being involved with ISA programs, no matter your interests.”

Becoming an ISA farmer member provides access to programs and resources tailored to improving farmer profitability, productivity and sustainability, said ISA Producer Services Manager Bre Wagner.

“ISA is driven to increase yields and find new uses for soybeans by providing producers with farmer-focused research to help make the best decision for their operation. Whether it’s participating in research trials, sharpening your communication skills, or receiving the latest information and insights, there are benefits for every farmer.”

Activate or confirm your no-cost membership now through August 31 and be entered to win one of many prizes, including a drone, ISA apparel and more with code DRONE1.


Funded by the soybean checkoff

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.