Apply for the 2017 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2016-17 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program.

For more than 30 years, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program has identified and developed grower leaders who 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, Nov. 29 – Dec.  2, 2016. The program continues Feb. 28 – March 3, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show.

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.

SD Soybean ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

“We had no idea what an impact the ASA DuPont Young Leader Program would have on us. We have sharpened our communication and leadership skills, gained confidence in our ability to advocate, and made lifelong friendships with other farmers across the country. So many new opportunities have opened up to us in the past year, and it all started with the Young Leader Program.” – Class of 2016 alumni Adam and Lindsey Hendricks, of Kentucky.

2017 ASA DuPont Young Leader applications are being accepted online now! The deadline to apply is September 6th. Interested applicants should click here to apply. For additional program information click here.

To be eligible for this program you must commit to attending both phases of training which are:

Phase I: Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2016 DuPont Pioneer’s Headquarters, Johnston, Iowa
Phase II: Feb. 28 – March 3, 2017 San Antonio, Texas (Held in conjunction with the 22th annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show)

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