Claire Weinzierl joined the Illinois Soybean Association as Communications Manager in October 2020. In her role, Claire manages the content needs of ILSoyAdvisor, serves as a staff writer for ISA’s publication, Illinois Field & Bean, handles any communications surrounding biodiesel, sustainability or conservation, in addition to focusing primarily on farmer-facing efforts.
Hailing from Stanford, IL, Claire earned her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in 2018 where she double majored in Journalism and Agriculture Communications & Leadership. Claire went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in Business Analytics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2020.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.