Meet a few of the farmers who grow soybeans that help fuel the economy for the state of Illinois and who provide quality feed ingredients for animals including hogs, poultry, beef and dairy livestock.
Ron & Deb Moore
Good food is made possible by quality feed ingredients, like the soybeans Ron and Deb Moore grow on their family farm in western Illinois. Third generation farmers, they have a great appreciation for the value soybeans bring to the dinner table, and to their land. With the same amount of land, the Moore's are producing more crops with less energy, less carbon emissions and less water, helping their farm and community become more sustainable for the future.
Growing soybeans is a family affair for Mark Kannmacher and his family. With a passion for producing high-quality soybeans, there's no place that Mark would rather be than working with his family on their farm. He takes great care of his crops, ensuring that his harvest is grown safely and responsibly with sound nutrition. As a valuable protein source, soybeans are a reliable feed ingredient for many animals including beef, poultry and pigs. The Kannmachers take great pride in growing quality soybeans, which inevitably provides good food for other families, like yours.
Illinois soybean farmer Pat Dumoulin, depends on her soybean crop for good food-and so do her pigs and chickens. As a feed ingredient, Pat knows that she can rely on the good nutrition of her soybean harvest to yield a valuable source of oil, protein, fiber and carbohydrates. With such a well-rounded profile, soybeans also serve a variety of purposes, from human food to livestock feed to biofuel. Not only are soybeans a sustainable food source for farmers like Pat and her family, they also provide a way of life.
With a big impact on our economy, our communities and our health, no one contributes to Illinois' well-being quite like soybean farmers.
To learn more about these soybean farmers and their contribution to Illinois, download
your own copy of Illinois Soybean Association's booklet, "What Food Gets Fed."