Illinois Soybean Association announces new corporate partners

The relationships built between farmers and corporate partners provide information and tools that will help increase productivity and profitability.

The Illinois Soybean Association Corporate Partnership Program allows Illinois soybean farmers and organizations to collaborate on education, research and legislative affair issues. ISA is pleased to recognize its new 2013 corporate partners.

“We are excited about the opportunities that our corporate program offers to businesses who market to farmers,” says Bill Wykes, a soybean farmer from Yorkville, Ill., and ISA chairman. ”Industry collaboration creates value for all involved with soybean production.”

Joining ISA in the program are Monsanto and Novozymes BioAg at the executive level; ADM and Dow AgroSciences at the principal level; BASF, Beck’s Hybrids, Cargill and DuPont Pioneer at the core level; Bunge North America and FS GROWMARK at the association level; and Consolidated Grain & Barge, StollerUSA and Syngenta at the affiliate level.

“We thank our corporate sponsors for their support and look forward to continuing the partnership this year and beyond,” says Wykes. ”The relationships built between farmers and corporate partners provide us with information and tools that will help us increase productivity and profitability.”

Some corporate partners also participate in ISA farmer connection opportunities, including the Illinois Soybean Profitability Summit held March 4 and the upcoming International Biotechnology Symposium. The full-day symposium will be held Aug. 26, in Champaign, Ill., and will focus on building consensus and awareness around the need for a synchronous, science-based, predictable global biotechnology approval process.