The Indiana Soybean Alliance has elected three new board members. They hail from Ligonier, Flat Rock and Edinburgh and will join five others who were re-elected to terms that begin in December. September 9, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Three new directors were elected to the Indiana Soybean Alliance board and will start their terms in December to help direct checkoff programs that drive the success of Indiana's soybean industry.

Five other soybean farmers were re-elected to serve another term on the 24-member board during ISA's annual election in July.

“Soybean farmers face new challenges and changes each year, but the hard work and commitment of the Indiana Soybean Alliance board of directors helps ensure that the markets for Hoosier soybeans continue to grow each year,” said Kevin Wilson, ISA governance committee chairman and a Cass County farmer. “The Indiana soybean industry is a vital economic driver for our state, and the commitment of our board members is critical to growing our industry, which is good for farmers and good for Indiana.”

Each year, ISA conducts an election to place farmer-leaders on its board of directors representing each of the state's four districts. The three newly-elected ISA directors are John Emmert of Ligonier, Jim Douglas of Flat Rock, and Anngie Steinbarger of Edinburgh.

In District 1, Adam Renbarger of Wabash and Joe Tuholski of Mill Creek will continue to serve on the board for another 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.

In District 2, Emmert joins David Lowe of Dunkirk who will continue to serve on the board. District 2 includes Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Madison, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Wayne, Wells and Whitley counties.

In District 3, Shelley McDaniel of Boonville and Joe Steinkamp of Evansville will continue on the board for another term. District 3 includes Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Fountain, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and Warrick counties.

Steinbarger and Douglas will represent District 4, which includes 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 counties.

To learn more about the new directors, visit

The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA is working to build new markets for soybeans through the promotion of grain marketing, livestock, aquaculture, production research, biofuels, environmental programs, and new uses for soybeans. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers. Visit for more information.

Funded with Indiana soybean checkoff dollars.

Source: The Indiana Soybean Alliance

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