BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) board of directors has selected Atlanta, Ill., soybean producer Ron Kindred to fill the District 9 director vacancy representing Cass, Logan, Mason, Menard, Morgan and Sangamon counties.
Kindred operates a 1,600-acre family farm with his wife, Jayne, and son, Jay, raising soybeans and corn in minimum and no-till settings utilizing cover crops. He has farmed since 1980.
Kindred is a previous ISA director, having served the association for 13 years, including time as vice president, secretary and legislative chairman and participation in a number of committees. He is current chairman of Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) SoyPac and a Soy Advocate for ISG’s Voice for Soy program. Kindred also represented Illinois on the American Soybean Association board and was both vice president and secretary for that group. He is active with Illinois Farm Bureau and has worked with East Lincoln Farmers Grain and as an Atlanta township trustee.
ISA directors serve a term of three years and are eligible for two terms. The current term for this board seat expires in July 2020 at which time Kindred may choose to run for two additional three-year terms. The ISA board is comprised of 18 district directors and six at-large directors.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the 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 farmer 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 the website www.ilsoy.org.
— Illinois Soybean Association
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