The program is currently in its 30th year and has helped grow developing leaders in the field of agriculture. There are two parts to the training program; the first at DuPont headquarters in Johnston, IA Dec. 1-4, 2015, and the second in New Orleans, LA March 1-4, 2016.
“The ASA DuPont Young Leader program has been a game changer for not only the soybean industry but all of agriculture,” said ASA President Wade Cowan . “The program provides industry-leading training that helps unleash participant’s leadership potential while fostering collaboration among farmers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Grower participants gain experience and build life-long friendships. From the time the program began in 1984, it has recognized the important roles that women and young farmers play in agriculture and we are proud of the strength of that heritage. We’re also extremely grateful to DuPont for their longstanding support of the program.”
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.