June 27, 2022

ISA announces inaugural achievement awards program

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Soybean Association has announced the ISA Achievement Awards Program, a new program designed to honor individuals who have impacted the Illinois soybean industry.

The five award categories include:

• The Illinois Soybean Association Chairman’s Award will recognize an individual who has gone above and beyond to serve the state’s soybean interests. It is the highest award given by the ISA Association and is presented in appreciation of one’s dedication, leadership and years of service to the soybean industry.

• The Illinois Soybean Association’s Legislator of the Year Award recognizes an Illinois lawmaker who is actively making a difference for soybean farmers by advocating for policy and regulatory issues important to our industry. The award is presented in recognition of a proven track record of support and for championing farm policy.

• The Illinois Soybean Association Excellence in Media Award recognizes a member of the media who promotes Illinois soybeans and Illinois agriculture through their coverage in print, broadcast, social and beyond.

• The Friend of Illinois Soybean Farmers Award recognizes a friend to the organization in any capacity and is presented in appreciation of one’s efforts in championing on behalf of Illinois soybean farmers.

• The Illinois Soybean Association Farm Family of the Year Award recognizes an Illinois farm family who is actively engaged in ISA’s membership program, along with showing commitment to ISA programming and with demonstrated impact in our industry and in their communities.

“There are currently limited opportunities to recognize leaders in our industry,” said ISA Chairman Steve Pitstick. “I think it is important to celebrate the work these professionals put into the agriculture industry to push it further, and I am happy ISA can be the one who does that.”

To apply or make a nomination before July 8, visit form.123formbuilder.com/6139411/form. Winners will be announced in the fall.