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Eight Farmers Elected to Serve on Indiana Soybean Alliance Checkoff Board




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Eight Farmers Elected to Serve on Indiana Soybean Alliance Checkoff Board


INDIANAPOLIS (June 25, 2018) — Eight Indiana soybean growers have been elected in an uncontested race for next year’s Indiana Soybean Alliance farmer board. The ISA farmer board manages checkoff investments and allocates funds to grow soybean markets and conduct research that strengthens Indiana’s soybean industry.


“The ISA farmer directors focus on wisely investing checkoff dollars in initiatives that benefit the long-term viability of Hoosier soybean farmers,” said Tom Griffiths, chairman of the Indiana Soybean Alliance. “Whether we’re discussing innovative new uses, expanding global markets or improving production efficiencies, the checkoff plays a vital role in Indiana’s agricultural economy, so we want to ensure that Indiana soybean farmers remain successful.”


Because this year’s election in all four districts is uncontested, Indiana soybean growers will not receive ballots for voting. In December 2018, the following eight soybean farmers will continue or begin their terms on the board:


To read the bios for the farmers listed, and for more information about leadership opportunities through Indiana Soybean Alliance, visit:





The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA is working to build new markets for soybeans through the promotion of grain marketing, livestock, aquaculture, production research, biofuels, environmental programs, and new uses for soybeans. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers and promotes policies on behalf of the nearly 600 dues paying members. Learn more at


This communication was funded with Indiana soybean checkoff dollars.