Indiana Soybean Farmers Complete Historic Merger
In 2006, Indiana's two farmer-led soybean organizations - the Indiana Soybean Board (ISB) and the Indiana Soybean Growers Association (ISGA) - completed a merger that moved Indiana to the national forefront in providing effective and efficient service to Indiana's soybean farmers. The merger led to the creation of the Indiana Soybean Alliance.
The Alliance is led by a single farmer board that is responsible for investing Indiana's soybean checkoff funds and working with state and federal policymakers to promote policies that benefit Indiana's soybean farmers.
The Indiana Soybean Board
The Indiana Soybean Board, as the state's soybean checkoff organization had formerly been responsible for managing Indiana's soybean checkoff programs. The Board has worked on behalf of all Indiana farmers who contribute to the checkoff.
The Indiana Soybean Growers Association
The Indiana Soybean Growers Association had been the state's membership organization - with more than 900 dues-paying members statewide - that worked to promote legislation favorable to the soybean industry. Since soybean checkoff funds cannot be used for policy development, memberships in the ISA and American Soybean Association, as well as private and corporate contributions are used to fund policy work.