Leadership Opportunities And Election Info

Help Shape The Future of Indiana Soybeans

Indiana Soybean Alliance Election Information & How To Join:

Each year, the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) conducts an election to place farmer-leaders on its Board of Directors. The 24-member board is responsible for annually investing Indiana soybean checkoff funds in Market Development, Sustainability, Value Creation and Producer Engagement programs.

Candidates for nomination must be:
  • An individual who resides in Indiana
  • Produces soybeans or has an ownership interest in an entity which produces soybeans and shares in the risk of loss of soybean production
  • Has paid within the last two years into the federal soybean check-off administered by the ISA
  • Is not in arrears or default on such payments
  • Has not previously been involved in actions which were found by the ISA Board of Directors to be a violation of the code of conduct of the ISA and resulted in such candidate’s removal or resignation from the ISA Board of Directors
  • No immediate family member of a director shall serve on the board at the same time as that director

If you qualify and would like to petition to be a Director on the ISA Board, please click the button below to download and complete the Director Expectation Statement and Petition and submit it no later than March 3rd, 2023. Mail your Director Petition to Indiana Soybean Alliance ATTN: Amber Myers: 8425 Keystone Crossing, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or email it to Amber Myers at amyers@indianasoybean.com

Apply Now to be a United Soybean Board Candidate

The Indiana Soybean Alliance is looking for candidates for an open seat on the United Soybean Board (USB). Applications are due by Feb. 28.

Comprised of 77 volunteer farmer-directors, the USB oversees the investments of the national soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. All USB directors serve three-year terms. Indiana holds four seats on the USB board.

The soybean checkoff program allows farmers to contribute to the market development, promotion, production and utilization of soybeans. The USB farmer-directors ensure the investment of checkoff funds create value for soybean farmers in appropriate programs. USB asks that directors commit to attending three board meetings each year, usually in February, June and December. In addition, directors serve on committees or other subgroups. If appointed, the term would begin December 2023.

Any Indiana farmer eligible to apply must grow soybeans or own or share in the ownership and risk of loss of soybeans. Although the USDA Secretary appoints directors to the USB board, the Indiana Soybean Alliance – as the state soybean checkoff organization – submits director candidate names to the USDA for consideration.

Indiana soybean farmers who want to be an Indiana Soybean Alliance nominee to the USB board, should complete the background form and a candidate questionnaire linked below.

Don’t want to be a part of the board, but still want to be a part of ISA? Become a member today!

American Soybean Association DuPont Young Leader Program

The ASA DuPont Young Leader program is a leadership program designed for soybean growers and their spouses/significant others who are interested in developing their skills to represent the ideals of soybean growers domestically and internationally, and pursue leadership positions at the state and/or national level. The cost of airline flights, hotel rooms, ground transportation, meals, etc. for all participants and their spouses is included.

AG Leader Source Online Training Modules

AG Leader Source is an online portal of training modules that provides soybean farmers an opportunity to grow and develop their board leadership skills.  AG Leader Source is supported by the state soybean organizations and the United Soybean Board. It is funded solely with soybean checkoff dollars.  Any soybean farmer can participate in the training sessions.

AgriInstitute Scholarships

Indiana Soybean Alliance offers tuition scholarships to soybean farmers who are accepted into the Indiana’s Agriculture Leadership Program, AgriInstitute.

Contact us to learn more about the AgriInstitute program and the scholarship opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Share your story with Indiana consumers at the great Indiana State Fair! ISA is looking for farmers, like you, to volunteer at the Glass Barn during the fair for four-hour shifts.

T-shirt, ticket and meal voucher included!