Applications are now being accepted for the third class of the South Dakota Soybean Genesis Leaders Program, sponsored by the South Dakota Soybean Checkoff.

The leadership program is a series of four dynamic, seminars from December 2023 through March 2024 designed to develop leaders for the soybean industry. The Soybean Genesis Leaders Program will give active members of the soybean industry a deep foundation in leadership skills and industry knowledge. South Dakota residents aged 21 and up with direct participation in the soybean industry are invited to apply for the third class of 30.

The Soybean Checkoff has partnered with the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership Program (SDARL) to deliver the custom leadership program for soybean growers. Participants will be able to take the entire seminar series for a $200 “tuition” that will be refunded at a rate of $50 per seminar attended.

The four seminars will provide an overview of soybean organizations and consumer engagement, identify the unique leadership talents of participants, explore issues in the industry and the legislative process, bring growers into contact with current and future customers, and prepare participants to be leaders in their community and the industry.

Applications to the program are due by December 7th. Successful applicants will be notified and have their first seminar scheduled for December 15, 2023.

Check out our South Dakota Soybean Genesis Program brochure For more information, contact our office at (605) 330-9942.