BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is recognizing participants in its 2018 Corporate Partners Program. Each year, ISA joins with key industry leaders to collaborate on interests of the more than 43,000 Illinois soybean farmers. ISA creates these relationships to advance soybean value chain development, research and legislation.
“We are excited to announce our corporate partners and are thrilled with the industry support we gain year after year,” says Lynn Rohrscheib, soybean farmer from Vermilion County and ISA chairwoman. “Our partners are always generous with their contributions and, as farmers and board members, we look forward to connecting with them at ISA and industry events.”
Joining ISA in 2018 at the Executive Level is ADM, Cargill Inc., and Monsanto/Asgrow join at the Principal Level; Corteva and FMC Corporation at the Core Level; Syngenta and Valent U.S.A. at the Associate Level; Compeer Financial, Rumbold & Kuhn and The Mosaic Company at the Affiliate Level; and BASF, Beck’s Hybrids, Big River Resources, Farmers Business Network, FLM Harvest, Growmark Inc., Informa Economics Inc., MorganMyers, Osborn Barr, The Andersons, Rio Tinto and Ursa Farmers Co-op at the Support Level.
“Relationships cultivated through this program are invaluable to Illinois farmers,” Rohrscheib says. “Collaborative partnerships are crucial to industry success. We thank these organizations for their support and look forward to continuing these partnerships this year and beyond.”
Many ISA corporate partners participate in such ISA events as the Illinois Soybean Summit, held in Springfield, Ill., the Farm Progress Show, the new Better Bean Series and several other annual programs. ISA’s corporate partners also are involved with Illinois Field & Bean magazine.
ISA represents more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmers’ interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. 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 ilsoy.org.
— Illinois Soybean Association
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