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Seeking Applicants for the 2021 ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program

Aug 22, 2020

St. Louis, MO. June 30, 2020. The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Corteva Agriscience
are seeking applicants for the 2021 ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program.

The Young Leader Program, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience and ASA, is a two-phase educational
program for actively farming individuals and couples who are passionate about the future
possibilities of agriculture. The women and men who participate in this program will be the leaders
that shape the future of agriculture.

“The ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program is a phenomenal opportunity for any person or
couple who is interested. It is so much more than just a few days of leadership training in a
classroom. During the training we were able to interact with people involved in multiple aspects of
the soybean industry. We got updates on everything from government regulation, to seed and
chemical updates, to trade information, and even a look at trends into the future. The insight we
received from these industry leaders was truly amazing,” Lucas and Becky Miller, Class of 2020.
Phase I of the 2021 ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program will take place Dec. 1 – 4, 2020
at Corteva’s Global Business Center in Johnston, Iowa. The program continues March 2 – 6, 2021 in
San Antonio, Texas in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show.

“The Young Leader program has had a tremendous impact on the soybean industry. Many of the
leaders at the state and national level got their start in this program, including me,” ASA President
Bill Gordon said. “The Young Leader program is special because it focuses on the grower’s potential
while helping them creating meaningful and lifelong relationships with growers from across the U.S.
and Canada. This is extremely important as we work to ensure growers have the tools, they need to
be profitable. The program also includes both partners in the operation which builds both the
business and the industry. We are grateful to Corteva Agriscience for continuing to invest in the
future of agriculture.”

Soybean grower couples and individuals are encouraged to apply for the program, which focuses on
leadership and communication, the latest agricultural information, and the development of a strong
peer network. Spouses, even those not employed full-time on farm, are encouraged to attend and
will be active participants in all elements of the program.

ASA, its 26 state affiliates, the Grain Farmers of Ontario and Corteva Agriscience, will work together
to identify the top producers to represent their state as part of this program.

“America’s farmers provide the strongest voice for, not only agriculture, but also for rural America.
We are proud to support the young leader program, which is developing the next generation of
grower leaders and advocates for U.S. agriculture,” said Matt Rekeweg, U.S. Industry Affairs Leader,
Corteva Agriscience.

Applications are being accepted online now. Interested applicants should click here for additional
program information and to apply.


The American Soybean Association (ASA) represents U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and
international policy issues important to the soybean industry. ASA has 26 affiliated state associations
representing 30 soybean-producing states and more than 300,000 soybean farmers.

For more information contact: Christine Luelf, ASA Director, Leader Development & Affiliate Relations,
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