Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) welcomes Raymond Poe as the new Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) director.
ISG, with funding from the Illinois soybean checkoff and membership, supports the growth of Illinois agriculture and looks to the IDOA and Poe as the new director to continue supporting Illinois soybean farmers because of their contributions to local, national and global food production.
“Agriculture plays a significant role in Illinois, not only to the state’s economy, but also serves as the livelihood for more than 43,000 soybean farmers in our state,” says Daryl Cates, ISG chairman and Columbia, Illinois, farmer.“With the firsthand experience he has as a farmer and agribusiness leader, we hope Director Poe will advocate for efforts that help move Illinois agriculture and its farmers forward.”
ISG represents more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmers’ interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. ISG programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace. For more information, visit the website www.ilsoy.org.
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