Eight farmers elected to Iowa Soybean Association board of directors

by | Aug 14, 2023 | 5 Ag Stories, News

Eight farmers, including three incumbents, have been elected to the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) board of directors. The association’s 22 volunteer farmer directors represent the state’s nine crop reporting districts in overseeing the management and allocation of soybean checkoff and non-checkoff resources.

Newly elected farmers who will serve three-year terms on the board were: Paul Kassel, Spencer (District 1); Sam Showalter, Hampton (District 2); Corey Goodhue, Carlise (District 5); Aimee Bissell, Bedford (At-Large); and Sharon Chism, Huxley (At-Large).
Re-elected to three-year terms on the board were: Jeff Frank, Lake View (District 4); Scot Bailey, Anita (District 7); and Tom Adam, Harper (District 9).

“Whether as a voter, candidate or both, we thank Iowa soybean farmers for engaging in this important process,” said Randy Miller, ISA president and soybean farmer from Davenport. “As a farmer-led association, their participation contributes to the success and longevity of ISA and our industry.”

Directors are elected by Iowa soybean farmers in July and take office in September. Members vote for two farmers from their crop reporting district and vote for four at-large directors. The eight directors elected join 14 full-time soybean farmers in developing ISA’s policies and programs each year.

Those continuing their service as directors are: Brent Swart, Spencer (District 1); April Hemmes, Hampton (District 2); Rick Juchems, Plainfield (District 3); Suzanne Shirbroun, Farmersburg (District 3); Marty Danzer, Carroll (District 4); Dave Struthers, Collins (District 5); Robb Ewoldt, Davenport (District 6); and Dave Walton, Wilton (District 6).
Also: Lee Brooke, Clarinda (District 7); Warren Bachman, Osceola (District 8); Randy Miller, Lacona (District 8); Pat Swanson, Ottumwa (District 9); Brent Renner, Klemme (At-Large); and Tim Bardole, Rippey (At-Large).

To learn more about serving on the ISA Board of Directors or how the board functions, visit www.iasoybeans.com.