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Applicants Sought for 2014-2015 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

ST. LOUIS MO.
  The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2015 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program. For more than 30 years, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program has identified and developed grower leaders that truly shape the future of agriculture.
  “The ASA DuPont Young Leader program has shaped not only the soybean industry but all of agriculture,” said Ray Gaesser (Iowa), ASA President. “The program provides industry leading training in an environment that fosters collaboration between farmers throughout the U.S. Participants not only gain ‘real-world’ experience but build lifetime friendships. When the program started more than 30 years ago, it was a game changer, recognizing the importance of both women and young people in agriculture. We’re grateful to DuPont for their continuing support of the program.”
  The ASA DuPont Young Leader program is a challenging and educational two-part training program. Phase I of the training will take place at the DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 18-21, 2014. The program continues Feb. 24-28, 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz., with training held in conjunction with the 20th annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show.
  The ASA DuPont Young Leader program offers the opportunity for participants to strengthen their natural leadership skills, expand their agricultural knowledge and develop strong peer relationships with other soybean growers from across the country.
  Applications are being accepted online now! Interested applicants should click here for additional program information and to apply.
  ASA, its 26 state affiliates including the Grain Farmers of Ontario and DuPont will work together to identify the top producers to represent their state as part of this program. One couple or individual per state will be selected to participate.
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ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through voluntary farmer membership by farmers in 30 states where soybeans are grown.
For more information contact:
Christine M. Luelf, Industry and State Relations Manager, 314-754-1291, cluelf@soy.org
Jordan Bright, ASA Communications Manager, 317-754-1344, jbright@soy.org





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