Soybeans grow in a field outside of Madrid, Iowa

Join ISA leadership, fellow farmers and other industry professionals Aug. 28-31 for the 2023 Summer Soy Series. Hear from ISA CEO Kirk Leeds, Pro Farmer's Jim Weisemeyer and more at a producer meeting near you. (Photo: Iowa Soybean Association / Joclyn Bushman)

Summer Soy Series Brings the Latest in Research, Market Development and More

July 27, 2023 | Brock Johnston

Ankeny, Iowa – The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) embarks on a procession of regional, farmer-focused meetings throughout the month of August to highlight the latest developments in soybean research, market development, new uses and more.

The 2023 Summer Soy Series, formerly known as ISA’s district meetings, takes place Aug. 28-31 with stops in six local communities across the state. Hear about the latest insights on issues directly impacting profitability, productivity and sustainability, share a meal, and interact with fellow farmers and ISA staff and ISA board members in West Liberty, Indianola, Holstein, Atlantic, Mason City and Waterloo.

“These meetings will allow the organization to continue gauging producer priorities, get feedback that steers future direction and let farmers reap the rewards of their checkoff dollars,” says ISA President Randy Miller, a soybean farmer near Lacona. “It’s an opportunity for farmers to learn how their checkoff dollars are being invested, and what progress is being made at their benefit.”

Sponsored by FMC and Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, the series invites farmer participation at any of the following regional opportunities:

Monday, August 28

  • JJ Nichting Company, 1970 Garfield Ave., West Liberty, IA 52776 (10 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)
  • SkyView Vineyard & Event Venue, 15110 Hwy 92, Indianola, IA 50125 (5:30-8:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, August 29

  • Cobblestone Inn & Suites Event Center, 2011 Indorf Ave., Holstein, IA 51025 (10 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)
  • Cass County Community Center, 805 W. 10th St., Atlantic, IA 50022 (5:30-8:30 p.m.)

Thursday, August 31

  • North Iowa Events Center (Kinney Building), 3700 4th St. SW, Mason City, IA 50401 (10 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)
  • SingleSpeed Brewery, 325 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA 50701 (5:30-8:30 p.m.)

ISA remains driven to leveraging non-checkoff resources to develop and secure local, state and national policies and regulations that allow Iowa’s soybean farmers and the industry to flourish. Meeting attendees will hear from ISA Senior Director of Public Affairs Michael Dolch and Pro Farmer’s Jim Weisemeyer for analysis on the latest farm policy impacting producers.

“I will update on the farm bill regarding timing, key issues and players in the process, with a particular focus on how they impact the soy sector,” says Weisemeyer.

Farmers who register to attend by Aug. 18 will be entered to win a bag board set, sponsored by Latham Hi-Tech Seeds. Attend a meeting for your chance to win an ISA-branded RTC cooler. Farm store gift cards will also be given away at each of the six meetings, but you must be present to win.

Register for an upcoming meeting here. Contact ISA Producer Services with event questions.

Kriss Nelson, ISA staff writer, contributed to this news release.



Funded in part 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.