Rob Shaffer

El Paso, IL

Rob Shaffer, a farmer from El Paso, Ill., has been on the American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors since 2017.

He is a fourth generation soybean, corn and Angus cattle farmer with his brother Emory in Illinois. Shaffer also sharecrops corn, beans and wheat on a farm in Southeastern Kansas.

He graduated from Illinois State University in 1993, with a degree in agriculture business and animal science.

Shaffer has been on the Illinois Soybean Association Board of Directors since 2010. He’s served as treasurer, secretary and by-laws committee chairman.

Shaffer is a Past Voting Member for The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) for ISA, and serves as Vice Chairman on the Technical Committee for NBB. He’s a past board member of the Beta Delta Alumni Corporation of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity in Normal, Illinois.

Shaffer is also the chairman of the Illinois Livestock Development Group and on the Roanoke Farmers Association Elevator Board of Directors.

He and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons: Bobby and Jacob.

Shaffer coaches junior football in the fall and youth club wrestling in the winter. He is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and season ticket holder.