For today. For tomorrow. For everyone.

Illinois soybean farmers and their partners share an important mission: Get Illinois soybeans to customers in the most sustainable way possible. Together with soybean buyers, livestock producers, food processors and others, Illinois farmers work to achieve a sustainable supply system that meets today’s needs as well as those of future generations.

Here’s how we define sustainable agriculture:

  1. Increasing productivity to meet future supply chain needs with less environmental impact
  2. Improving access to safe food and feed and producing renewable fuel 
  3. Improving the social and economic well-being of farmers and the global community

Three Key Pillars

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program promotes sustainability goals that are important within the supply chain. We focus on these pillars: 


How can we improve the social and economic well-being of farmers, consumers and the global community?


How can we work to decrease environmental impacts to water and air quality, including the production of renewable fuels?


How can we increase productivity and ensure an affordable, quality supply in ways that meet both current and future needs for farmers and our customers?

Farmers and Sustainability

Read about Illinois Soybean Association sustainability initiatives and how Illinois soybean farmers lead the way on social, environmental and economic sustainability.

Field to Market: Fieldprint Calculator & Sustainability Research

Field To Market is a diverse alliance working to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being.

Protecting the Future of Food: The Scoop on Raising Sustainable Soybeans

Sustainability looks different on every farm. Soybean farmers use a variety of practices to conserve and improve water and soil quality and to increase plant diversity. Read more about sustainability successes and get facts and figures related to sustainability efforts in this brochure from the United Soybean Board.

SoyTalk Research Shows Consumers Value Farmer Sustainability Efforts

See an overview of the results from ISA’s recent consumer attitudes survey here.

Review in-depth research results here.