The ASA/DuPont Young Leader program is recognized throughout agriculture for its tradition of identifying and cultivating farmer leaders who are shaping agriculture. American Soybean Association President Danny Murphy says the program has had a significant impact on the soybean industry. He says ASA/DuPont Young Leaders have participated in training and developed peer networks that have enabled them to better serve and represent their national, state and local agricultural industry organizations for the last three decades. The American Soybean Association and DuPont Pioneer are currently seeking applicants for the 2014 program. The challenging and educational two-part training program will begin with a meeting at Pioneer’s headquarters in Johnston, Iowa November 19th through the 22nd, 2013. The program will continue with training held in conjunction with Commodity Classic in San Antonio February 25th through March 1st, 2014.
Participants in the ASA/DuPont Young Leader program will have the opportunity to strengthen and build upon their natural leadership skills, meet and learn from other young leaders and expand their agricultural knowledge. Those interested can now go to www dot SoyGrowers dot com slash dyl to apply (www.SoyGrowers.com/dyl). The application deadline is October 1st.
The American Soybean Association, its 26 state affiliates and DuPont Pioneer will work together to identify the top producers to represent their state as part of this program. One couple or individual will be chosen per state to participate.