Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Corn Growers Association created an alliance and joint membership program to build on common interests and the long history of working together in 1999.
In 2000 AgInsight was created as a wholly-owned subsidiary of ISA. It's purpose was to generate non-dues income for ISA and to increase and enhance farmers' abilities to connect with the value chain. It now operates Food Insight and Association Insight.
2000 also saw the birth of two pioneering ventures which would position ISA as a national leader in agriculture in the first decade of this new millennium: with the hiring of an environmentalist focused on water quality, ISA Environmental Programs were launched, and a research agronomist came aboard to develop farmer-led, on-farm research, which would become the On-Farm Network™.
In 2001 ISA launched its environmental program called Certified Environmental Management Systems for Agriculture (CEMSA) and the On-Farm Nitrogen Network to enable growers to improve nitrogen management by evaluating their current practices.
The Soyfoods Council was incorporated in 2001 with the mission: To increase national awareness of soy and soy foods products by targeting mainstream consumers.
In 2002 the ISA staff began publishing the Illinois Soybean Review magazine for the Illinois Soybean Association.
In 2004 ISA organized 5 state soybean organizations to cooperatively work together with AGP to expand exports of Midwest soybeans and soybean meal to Asian markets.
In 2004 ISA launched the On-Farm Network Field Scouting project to provide growers with weekly field scouting reports from more than 60 corn, soybean and alfalfa fields around the state.
The Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers (CSIF) was formed in 2004 by Iowa's six top Ag groups including ISA. Their goal is to grow Iowa's communities one farmer at a time.
In 2004 ISA and ISPB vote to move toward a unified board, which will better position the new organization to help meet the challenges of soybean growers.
In December 2004 ISA celebrated their 40th anniversary.
On July 1, 2005 the unified board of ISA was formed. – less–ZoomInfo