Our Mission

The Illinois Soybean Association upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, research and education.

Our Vision

To be a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure profitability now and for future generations.

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Research Geared to Solve Production Challenges

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local,...

Focus Area: Market Development

Promote Illinois soy as the preferred choice for U.S. and global customers and support advancements to infrastructure.

Goals: Build our international reputation, grow our domestic markets, promote our advantage in infrastructure, communicate the...

Strategic Initiatives: Market Development

1. Support country engagement with low-protein consumption and food insecure populations.
2. Support value-added products in international markets with partners such as USMEF and USAPEEC.
3. Produce timely and actionable market analyses on key...

Focus Area: Soybean Production

Cross-functional agronomic research and education that creates opportunities for Illinois soybean farmers to increase on-farm profitability and manage crop production risks.

Goals: Build relationships to augment ISA’s agronomic research and education...

Soybean Production Strategic Initiatives

- Collaboration with industry partners on shared federal and philanthropic grant initiatives.
- Partner with universities, community colleges, and agronomists on projects both addressing grower needs and securing the future of soybean production.

Financial Overview: FY2023
Sustainable Production
Chart numbers rounded to nearest 1000. Only projects in this database are shown.
Total dollar amount of all FY2023 projects

Total dollar amount of all FY2024 projects

What is ILSoyAdvisor?

ILSoyAdvisor is your go-to source for expert agronomic and management advice for Illinois soybean production. Funded by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program, ILSoyAdvisor provides the latest education, resources, webinars, success stories,...