Leadership Opportunities & Election Info

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The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) is committed to providing leadership opportunities to Indiana soybean farmers. As a member of the ISA Board of Directors, you’ll represent nearly 28,000 soybean farmers in Indiana who contribute to the soybean checkoff. ISA seeks farmer leaders annually to join the 24-member farmer board.

Applications for the 2018 election are available by clicking here and are due by March 9, 2018. Below are the seats up for election:

District 1- Two seats up for re-election
District 2- Two open seats
District 3- Two seats up for re-election
District 4- Two seats up for re-election



Candidate eligibility:

  • Be engaged in the growing of soybeans in the last two years
  • Certify ownership or share ownership and risk of loss of soybeans
  • Fill out director expectation statement and return it to ISA (must be postmarked or faxed by election deadline
  • To see the district map click here.

Election ballots will be distributed to all Indiana soybean farmers in June. To learn more about serving as an ISA director, contact us.

USB Elections

The Indiana Soybean Alliance Board of directors is accepting applications for the United Soybean Board until February 28, 2018. You can find the application form here. United Soybean Board is comprised of 73 volunteer farmer-directors who oversee the investments of the national soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. Indiana has four directors on the USB board and one of the seats is up for re-appointment this year. USB directors serve a three-year term.

 

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

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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.

Applications will be available in June of 2018 for the next ASA DuPont Young Leader program.

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Soybean Leadership College

The Soybean Leadership College is the premiere soybean leadership development program in our industry providing today’s and tomorrow’s leaders the training needed to promote the industry and effectively communicate key messages to expand U.S. soybean producers’ market opportunities and increase profitability.

The two-day training program is for all current and future soybean leaders of the following organizations:

Limited scholarships are available for farmers to attend January 9-11, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. The scholarships cover program fees, hotel room and most meals for attendees. Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation costs and meals outside of the program agenda. (i.e. meals eaten in transport to and from the session). To apply for a scholarship, click here to fill out an application by December 30th. For questions, contact Hannah Vorsilak at hvorsilak@indianasoybean.com.

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. 

AGLeaderSource.com

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!

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