BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is proud to welcome a new class to the Soy Ambassador Leadership Program, sponsored by the ISA checkoff and membership programs. This is a one-year program that gives participants opportunities to gain leadership expertise and agronomic exposure, and to discover the challenges and opportunities facing the soybean industry.
The 2021-2022 Soy Ambassadors Class will be initiated during the 2021 November/December Board Meeting in Bloomington, Illinois.
“I feel that the Soy Ambassador Leadership Program will be a tremendous opportunity for me to enhance and share my knowledge of the agriculture and soybean industries with others,” says Brad Braddock of Patoka, Illinois. “I also want to have a greater understanding of how the Illinois Soybean Association and Board work. Knowing the issues that are important to my fellow growers will allow us to all be heard as one unified voice.”
Adds Molly Holthaus of Assumption, Illinois, “I have a strong passion for agriculture and believe that knowledge is power. I want to advocate for this industry and provide correct information to the general population. Being part of the ISA Soy Ambassador Program will develop my skills and knowledge of the soybean industry, from an international and domestic standpoint.”
The outgoing class of Ambassadors will be recognized for completing the program during the 2021 November/December ISA Board Meeting. To learn more about this program, visit https://www.ilsoy.org/about-us/leadership/soy-ambassadors/soy-ambassador-program-info or contact ISA Director of Operations, Dustin Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 website www.ilsoy.org and www.ilsoygrowers.com.
— Illinois Soybean Association