U.S. Soy Farmers Sustainably Solve Some of Society’s Biggest Challenges

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U.S. Soy farmers play an important role in supporting food security, reliably delivering high-quality food and feed to help nourish people around the globe. That work is more important than ever today as we cope with the impact of international conflicts on our global food supply and agricultural inputs while pro-actively managing for the ever-increasing societal demand for sustainability.

But U.S. Soy is also playing an increasingly important role in addressing other big societal challenges. Soybean oil is a growing source of renewable, cleaner energy, and our continual work to improve the sustainability of our operations helps to ensure that we’re delivering all of these solutions while also minimizing our environmental footprint.

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Tim Bardole

U.S. Soybean Farmer


Tim Bardole is a fifth-generation farmer from Rippey, Iowa. He farms with his father, Roy; his brother, Pete; and his son, Schyler. Together, they grow soybeans and corn and raise grower-to-finish hogs. He serves as a United Soybean Board director and is also on the Iowa Soybean Board. He’s interested in sustainability and ensuring product quality for customers. Tim and his wife Lori have three children: Cassandra, Schyler who is married to Lauren, and Gabe. They also have two young grandsons.