Indiana Soybean Alliance seeks candidates for 2023 board elections - Indiana Corn and Soy

Indiana Soybean Alliance seeks candidates for 2023 board elections

Posted: March 20, 2023
Category: Indiana Corn and Soybean Post - Winter 2023, ISA, News

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 18, 2023) — The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) seeks farmer leaders to join its 24-member board responsible for investing Indiana’s soybean checkoff funds each year in programs that develop new markets for Indiana soybeans, create value to the state’s soybean growers, engage producers in events and support farmer’s environmental, social and economic sustainability.

The ISA Board of Directors represents approximately 20,000 Indiana soybean farmers who contribute their dollars through the checkoff program, and it manages soybean farmer investments. Eight board seats are up for election this year. Applications for the 2023 election are due by Friday, March 3.

District 1

Kevin Kelly of Brookston, Ind. is finishing his first term, and Denise Scarborough of LaCrosse, Ind. is completing her second term. District 1 includes Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Elkhart, Fulton, Howard, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Lake, Marshall, Miami, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Tipton, Wabash and White counties.

District 2

The incumbents are C.J. Chalfant of Hartford City, Ind., finishing his second term, and Steve Phares of Albion, Ind., who is completing his first term. The counties in District 2 include Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Madison, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Wayne, Wells and Whitley.

District 3

Mark Legan of Coatesville, Ind., and Derika Lynam-Spaetti, are completing their second terms on the board. District 3 includes the counties of Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Fountain, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and Warrick.

District 4

Two new candidates are needed in District 4 because Jim Douglas of Flat Rock, Ind., and Anngie Steinbarger of Edinburgh, Ind. will term off. District 4 counties are Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Perry, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Switzerland, Union and Washington.

To learn more about serving as an ISA director or to download a director expectation statement, click the Learn More button. Send an email to Amber Myers at for more details or to submit your petition. The Indiana Soybean Alliance will distribute election ballots to soybean farmers by mail this spring. ISA will announce election results this summer.

About Indiana Soybean Alliance: The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA works to assist soybean farmers through its strategic initiatives of market development; environmental, social and economic sustainability; value creation and producer engagement. ISA is led by an elected, farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 20,000 Indiana soybean farmers. Learn more at

This communication was funded with Indiana soybean checkoff dollars.






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