BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — In 2020, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) set out to reposition the organization with one goal: “to get back to our roots.” As an association, ISA has developed a strategic direction that puts Illinois soybean farmers at the center of its work, programs and messaging, all in the service of staying connected to the growers who pay into the checkoff and membership programs.
This approach has inspired ISA to transition to a high-quality, high-touch service model that has led the organization to grow its team, ensuring tremendous cost-efficiencies as well as enhanced farmer service. A growing staff requires additional space which is why ISA will relocate this fall to a new building located at 1108 Trinity Lane, Bloomington.
“We’ve learned that by growing our staff, and moving talent and professional expertise in-house, we are better able to serve Illinois farmers with efficiency and cost-effectiveness,” says ISA Chairman Steve Pitstick. “Through this physical expansion, Illinois soybean farmers are investing in the volunteer farmer leaders and staff who are working for them day in and day out. This opportunity will better enable ISA to support growing opportunities for the soy industry, and work collaboratively other Illinois agriculture organizations.”
ISA’s Chicago office is also undergoing a move from its original location in the city to a more user-friendly location in Lombard, in order to better serve our Chicago legislative districts and urban partners as part of the new strategic direction.
“The Lombard Office was a strategic choice, selected for its improved accessibility for Chicagoland legislators,” says ISA Government Relations Chair Brad Daugherty. “It’s the perfect locale to host meetings and guests to further ISA’s policy efforts.”
The new locations are strategic strides toward the future of ISA, and an investment in your team that furthers checkoff and membership priorities. The locations will enable ISA to foster collaborative partnerships, to grow its team of highly skilled professionals, and to cultivate opportunities that yield more potential for Illinois farmers.
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The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the websites www.ilsoy.org and www.ilsoygrowers.com.