ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

For more than 30 years, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program has identified and developed grower leaders that continue to shape the future of agriculture.

The ASA DuPont Young Leader program is a challenging and educational two-part training program. Phase I of the training takes place at the DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa. The program continues with training held in conjunction with the Annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show held in various locations.

“The knowledge gained from the ASA DuPont Young Leader Program can directly be applied to make your operation more effective. Along with all of the information gained from the program, you make lifelong friends. The relationships that have come out of this program are priceless,” said former DYL participants Quint and Leah Pottinger, of Kentucky.

Grower couples and individuals are encouraged to apply for the program which focuses on leadership and communication, agricultural information and the development of a strong peer network. 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.

Click here to apply for the 2018 DuPont Young Leader program. Applications are due August 25. For additional program information click here.

Questions? Contact Kelly Wubben, SDSA Program Director, at 605.330.0278 or