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Soybean Association Young Leader Program Seeks Applicants

Soybean Association Young Leader Program Seeks Applicants

The ASA Young Leader Program provides leadership experiences for beginning soybean producers.

The American Soybean Association and Pioneer Hi-Bred are seeking applicants for the 2013 Young Leader Program. The Young Leader Program cultivates producer-leaders who are shaping the U.S. soybean industry. 2013 marks the 29th year of the program.

“The Young Leader Program is an exceptional leadership training program,” said ASA President Steve Wellman. “The knowledge gained from this program can be put to use immediately–not only in business, but personally as well. Soybean producers who are looking to take on future leadership roles at the state and/or national level should pursue this training as the first step on their journey.”

The Young Leaders Program gathers beginning soybean producers from around the country.

The 2013 class of Young Leaders and their spouses will participate in a challenging and educational leadership experience Nov. 27-30, 2012 at Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, and Feb. 26-March 2, 2013 in Kissimmee, Fla., coinciding with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show.

This program offers the opportunity for participants to enhance their leadership skills, as well as meet and learn from other young leaders from around the country.

Applications will be accepted starting June 1, and will be accepted until October 1, 2012. Interested applicants should apply online at www.SoyGrowers.com/dyl. Additionally, all ASA members will receive an application brochure in their June ASA Today member newsletter.

ASA, its 26 state affiliates, including the Grain Farmers of Ontario, and Pioneer 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 chosen to participate.

For questions or to obtain a hard copy application, please contact Michelle Siegel, ASA Leadership & Corporate Program Manager at 314-754-1328 or msiegel@soy.org.

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