Part I of the Leadership At Its Best Program, co-sponsored by Syngenta and the American Soybean Association, was held last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. John Horter, a farmer from Andover, SD, joined 14 other state association leaders to participate in advanced leadership training. This leadership development training provides the skills necessary to be an effective voice for the U.S. soybean farmer. Participants were trained in media relations, public speaking skills, soybean industry policy issues, future trends, social media training and organizational leadership. They also networked with fellow participating producers representing the National Corn Growers Association.