The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA), recognized by the Secretary of U.S. Department of Agriculture as a Qualified State Soybean Board, is a statewide organization that serves Indiana soybean farmers through checkoff, membership and policy programs.
ISA works with two national soybean organizations, United Soybean Board (checkoff) and American Soybean Association (policy), to meet demand, develop new uses for soy products, expand export markets and develop national policy.
Indiana’s Soybean Checkoff
Each soybean farmer contributes 0.5% of the net market price for each bushel of soybeans sold. Half of the collected funds are administered by the United Soybean Board (USB) and the other half is distributed to, and managed by, the ISA board of directors. ISA is recognized by the Secretary of U.S. Department of Agriculture as a Qualified State Soybean Board, as defined in the Soybean Promotion & Research Act, for the state of Indiana to manage the Indiana soybean checkoff program.
ISA’s volunteer board of directors, made up of elected Indiana farmers, manage the distribution of that fund into soy research, promotion and educational programs to increase demand, expand markets, and find new uses for soybeans.
Our Mission is Your Success
The Indiana Soybean Alliance proactively works with partners to improve opportunities for Indiana soybean farmers.
Our Vision is to Push the Industry Forward
Indiana Farmers lead in responsibly growing soybeans for use in products world wide.
ISA puts your Indiana checkoff to work with its investments into programs bringing strong return back to the farm
Provides practical and applicable research by investing in on-farm programs and supporting research partnerships like those with Purdue University
New & Expanding Markets
Promotes new and expanding markets, including soy-based products, such as soy crayons, concrete sealer and soy wax, all of which originated from Indiana soybean checkoff efforts, and ensuring Indiana soybeans have a viable market with Indiana’s livestock
Educates consumers on important topics like the impacts of poor rural infrastructure to our industry and the state