ISA launches corporate partnership program

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

October 25, 2011 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) has announced a new partnership program with Illinois agribusinesses to help advance the soybean industry in the state. Organizations in the soybean industry can choose from several partnership levels to work with the state’s soybean farmers on research, education, legislative affairs and other areas to help farmers improve soybean products, production practices, markets and other aspects of industry profitability.

“Better soybeans mean better feed for animals, food for people and oil for consumer and industrial uses,” said Craig Ratajczyk, CEO of ISA. “Our corporate partnership program will help agricultural companies and organizations have a greater impact on the betterment of the Illinois soybean value chain. It’s a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved, and our farmer-members are looking forward to closer working relationships with others in their industry."

For additional details about ISA’s corporate partnership program and benefits, contact Craig Ratajczyk at 309.808.3607 or or visit our web site at

ISA represents Illinois soybean farmers and administers soybean checkoff funds to support research, promotion and educational programs designed to increase demand for Illinois soybeans. ISA also conducts lobbying efforts in Springfield and Washington, D.C. on a number of legislative issues and policy positions fueled by grassroots grower input.

About the Illinois Soybean Association

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is the statewide organization for Illinois soybean growers. The farmers on its board administer soybean checkoff funds to support research, promotions, and educational programs designed to increase demand for Illinois soybeans and administer legislation and membership programs. For more information, visit:

For more information, please contact Amy Roady at or (309) 808.3610.