ASA Young Leadership Program Open for Nominations

The North and South Carolina Soybean Associations are looking for nominations for the DuPont Pioneer 2013 Young Leader Program. Michelle Siegel, Leadership and Corporate Development Manager, the American Soybean Association:

“We are looking for people who are young in leadership, the actual age doesn’t matter. We are looking for soy bean growers who are interested in future leadership roles with their state soybean association boards and possibly the national level with ASA. Or even representing agriculture on other boards.”

Siegel explains that the program is held in two parts:

“The first session is held at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa. This year it will be November 27-30. The second session is held in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic, this year in Kissimmee Florida.”

Each of the 26 soy producing states will be eligible to select someone to participate in the program according to Siegel:

“Each can nominate an individual or couple. Couples are treated equally in the program, allowing both to participate. We then work to choose the best out of the applications to represent the state.”

To those that are selected to participate, there is no cost:

“It is completely sponsored by DuPont Pioneer. All meals, travel, etc are paid for.”

Deadline to sign up is October 1st. to learn more, Sigel says the ASA website has all the info:

“It’s a very easy process to apply, visit to apply directly on line. You can also download the application to mail it in. All of the information on the program is listed on the web page.”

Leadership and Corporate Development Manager, the American Soybean Association, Michelle Siegel. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.