The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont, the American chemical group, are seeking nominees for the 2002 ASA/DuPont Young Leader Program.
This program is recognised throughout the soybean industry for its tradition of identifying and cultivating leaders who currently play an integral role in the promotion of agriculture and the success of the soybean industry.
The ASA/DuPont Young Leader Program targets soybean farmers who are innovative, assertive, "young in leadership" and looking to make their mark in agriculture. Now in its 19th year, the program has a tremendous record of success. Hundreds of program alumni have assumed significant leadership responsibilities in state and national soybean associations and promotion boards as well as national, regional and state agricultural organisations, including Farm Bureau, NCGA and more.
"Changes in agriculture are happening at such a rapid rate that farming today is different than just a year ago," said Tony Anderson, Chairman of ASA. "While soybean producers face many challenges, they also have tremendous opportunity to contribute to the global economy. If we are to continue to be successful, we must seek out and nurture new leadership that will help guide agriculture into the new millennium. The ASA/DuPont Young Leader Program makes it possible for us to find the exceptional leaders who will work hard to keep our industry strong."
Nomination forms for the 2002 ASA/DuPont Young Leader Program are being mailed to all ASA members, and can also be requested by calling (800) 688-7692 or on-line at SoyGrowers.com .
Soybean producers are encouraged to apply or nominate another producer who would be an excellent candidate for the program. Nominations should be returned to ASA by October 26, 2001, at which time they will be forwarded to the appropriate state soybean association. Each nominee will be asked to complete a one-page application form.