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ISA ‘Fueling Progress’ in Decatur, Ill.

The Illinois Soybean Association will showcase several soy-based products, soybean plots and interactive programs at the 2023 Farm Progress Show.

Betty Haynes

August 9, 2023

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green and white logo for ISA and IL Corn booth at 2023 Farm Progress Show
FUELING PROGESS: The Illinois Soybean Association and IL Corn will share a booth at the 2023 Farm Progress Show. Their theme this year is “Fueling Progress.”Courtesy of ISA

The Illinois Soybean Association has new programming planned for the 2023 Farm Progress Show. ISA will continue to share a booth space alongside IL Corn. The theme this year will be “Fueling Progress.”  

“We really value sharing space at Farm Progress Show with IL Corn because we share the same farmer audience,” says Claire Weinzierl, ISA communications manager. “It’s a really great way for us to feature all of the ways that we are working together on efforts to support Illinois farmers and their priorities.” 

Weinzierl says their booth will have a retro gas station feel and will highlight renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. Several vehicles that run on renewable fuels will be displayed in the booth space.

Lots to do

Check out the many activities at the booth:

  • An interactive trade and exports map will show farmers where their soybeans end up after leaving the field.

  • A recording booth will let show attendees provide feedback for Illinois Field and Bean magazine.

  • Farmers will be able to sign up or renew their Illinois Soybean Growers membership.

Also, several of ISA’s partners will be present at the booth, including the Soybean Research Information Network, Illinois CCA and the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership.

Several soy-based products will be used on the Farm Progress Show grounds this year. ISA is applying a recycled asphalt that incorporates soybean oil under the Varied Industries Tent.

The association also partnered with BioBlend to apply a soy-based dust suppressant to gravel roads on the exhibit grounds.  

“It’s a great way for us to feature soy-based products, which we spend a lot of time and effort promoting,” Weinzierl says. “We’re really excited to help the Farm Progress Show staff keep dust down as exhibitors come through.” 

ISA also has a new, permanent show plot, highlighting the latest and greatest that ISA’s agronomy team has to offer. 

“We’re looking forward to having a plot on the show site where our agronomy staff can highlight some of our ongoing research projects and feature their expertise,” Weinzierl says.

“It’s a great area for board members and Soy Envoys to share about all of the ways that the soybean checkoff is working for them via a real-life soybean plot,” she adds.

The 2023 Farm Progress Show is Aug. 29-31. Learn more at

About the Author(s)

Betty Haynes

Betty Haynes and her husband, Dan, raise corn, soybeans and cattle with her family near Oakford, Ill., and are parents to Clare. Haynes grew up on a Menard County, Ill., farm and graduated from the University of Missouri. Most recently, she was associate editor of Prairie Farmer. Before that, she worked for the Illinois Beef Association, entirely managing and editing its publication.

Haynes won the Emerging Photographer Award from the Ag Communicators Network during the 2022 Ag Media Summit. At the 2023 AMS, she was named a Master Writer and winner of the Andy Markwart Horizon Award.

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