BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is pleased to recognize its 2019 Corporate Partners. Each year, ISA collaborates with key industry leaders through its Corporate Partner Program to further the interests of more than 43,000 soybean producers in Illinois. Each of the participating organizations play a vital role in ISA’s success, and ISA leaders appreciate their support, contributions and invaluable partnerships.
“These partnerships continue to help position Illinois soybean producers as leaders in the industry and as the most knowledgeable, sustainable and profitable in the global marketplace,” says Craig Ratajczyk, ISA CEO. “Through our partnerships, we are able to extend our reach and impact the industry more than we could alone.”
Partners include ADM at the executive level; Bayer CropScience at the principal level; Cargill and FMC Corporation at the core level; Compeer Financial, Corteva Agriscience and The Mosaic Company at the associate level; BASF, Syngenta and Valent U.S.A. at the affiliate level; Beck’s Hybrids, GROWMARK Inc., Rumbold & Kuhn Inc., Stoller USA Inc., The Andersons Inc. and Ursa Farmers Cooperative at the support level. Other partners include Farm Progress Companies, Grain & Feed Association of Illinois, HighQuest Partners, Mercaris, Midwest Shippers Association, Rooster Strategic Solutions, LLC and U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange.
“The farmer of the future could look very different than the farmer we know today,” Ratajczyk says. “As the world of agriculture continues to evolve, we appreciate the support of our partners to provide the best solutions and opportunities for Illinois soybean producers.”
ISA’s corporate partners are involved with a variety of ISA programs, encompassing both checkoff and non-checkoff efforts. Opportunities include support at ISA events like the Soybean Summit and Better Bean Series, contributions to Soy Perspectivesmagazine, in-season management education for producers across Illinois and information sharing around initiatives such as research programs and advances in agricultural technology, among other activities.
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 profitability research, issues analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C., through the Illinois Soybean Growers. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace. For more information, visit the website www.ilsoy.org.
— Illinois Soybean Association
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