Illinois Soil Testing Association
Consider Joining the Illinois Soil Testing Association

Who Can Belong to ISTA?

The following individuals may apply for membership in ISTA:

  • OWNER/OPERATOR - Any individual testing soils in Illinois or providing soil
    testing services in Illinois, whether or not the laboratory is located in Illinois, may
    be granted an active membership for one year by paying the annual membership
    dues.
  • LABORATORY SUPERVISOR/TECHNICIAN - Any individual qualified by
    educational degree or experience and actively engaged in laboratory testing of
    soils may be granted an active membership by paying the annual membership
    dues.
  • AGRONOMIST/CONSULTANT - Any individual qualified by educational degree or
    experience to advise farmers and agriculturally related industry personnel in the
    areas of agronomic practices, and who is actively engaged in the business of
    such advising, and who uses an association-approved soil testing laboratory,
    may be granted an active membership for one year by paying the annual
    membership.
  • EDUCATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS - A membership conferred on members of the
    educational and advisory committee and other persons in the educational
    community who wish to be involved. (Does not require dues and does not have
    voting rights)
  • AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP - A membership shall be granted to persons who have
    expressed an interest in the Illinois Soil Testing Association. (No voting rights)
  • HONORARY MEMBERSHIP - Granted to a deserving individual who has
    supported the association by past actions. (Does not have voting rights, but is
    granted lifetime membership; no dues required)
How Do I Join?

Contact ISTA at rscherer@htc.net or call them at (618) 830-7046 for a membership
application.

ISTA Management Office
320 Bradington Drive
Columbia, IL  62236