Communications Squad

The Communications Squad is a unique opportunity for soybean farmers looking to accurately share the story of modern agriculture with consumers, media personnel and more. The group meets twice annually to receive timely information on the biggest topics in agriculture and build valuable communications skills that help empower farmers to serve as the industry’s leading spokespeople.

The cost of meals, lodging and transportation will be covered by ISA.

What will you take away from joining?

Key Takeaways
  • Spokesperson training that empowers you to address industry misconceptions, engage with consumers and media, advocate for pro-farmer policies and be a leading voice for Iowa agriculture.

  • Insights on trending industry topics and news from ag leaders, ISA staff and other guest presenters.

  • Skills-building activities and best practices to improve your writing, social media and spokesperson abilities.

  • Learn how your soy checkoff investment is driving farmer profitability and productivity.

  • Connections with fellow farmers, industry partners, and state and national soy organizations including the American Soybean Association, United Soybean Board, U.S. Soybean Export Council and the Soy Transportation Coalition.


  Iowa farmers gathered to learn about communications

Program Schedule

     Session 1:      March 6 - 7, 2024
     Session 2:      July 10 - 11, 2024

Interested in participating in the Communications Squad?

Complete the brief application below by December 31, 2023. Please contact Brock Johnston, ISA public relations manager, with questions at