IARN — 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 or more bushels 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 at iasoybeans.com now through August 31 and be entered to win one of many prizes, including a drone, ISA apparel and more with code DRONE1.
The Iowa Soybean Association is DRIVEN TO DELIVER increased demand through market development and new uses, farmer-focused research, timely information and know-how and policy initiatives enabling farmers and the industry to flourish.
Funded by the soybean checkoff
Story courtesy of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.