Apply for the 2015 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

June 21, 2014

Young Leader logoThe 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 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.

A two-part training program, all program related travel and lodging expenses for both the grower and spouse/partner participant will be covered. ASA, its 26 state affiliates, including the Grain Farmers of Ontario and DuPont will work together to identify their state’s representative. One couple or individual per state will be chosen to participate. Selected participants must agree to attend both parts of the training.

  • Phase I: Nov. 18 – 21, 2014 DuPont Pioneer’s Headquarters, Johnston, Iowa
  • Phase II: Feb. 24 – 28, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona (Held in conjunction with the 20th annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show

Interested farmers can apply online here. The application deadline is August 1, 2014. For more information, visit

Meet the 2014 Class of ASA DuPont Young Leaders