Apply Now for the ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

BY David Schiff | June 7, 2017 - 

Learn and grow with the ASA DuPont Young Leaders Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 ASA DuPont Young Leaders Program hosted by the American Soybean Association (ASA), DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection.

Over its 30 year history, the program has “identified and developed grower leaders who have shaped the agricultural industry” according to a recent ASA press release.

Wisconsin has a strong tradition of participation in the program. Recent participants include Rochelle and Evan Schnadt and Tony and Katie Mellethin.

Rochelle noted two key features of the program she especially enjoyed.

First, she appreciated the opportunity to “network, connect and share ideas with other farmers. It helps you feel that you’re not alone and that others face many of the same issues we do.”

Rochelle also found great value in the personality assessment geared to to helping her understand how people think so she can find the best ways to communicate. “It’s been a big help in working more effectively with others, especially family,” Rochelle said. She highly recommends the program.

This year’s two part program will be held at the DuPont Pioneer facilities in Johnston, Iowa on Nov. 28-30, 2017 and in conjunction with the the annual Commodity Classic Convention in Anaheim, California on Feb. 25-28, 2017.

Applications are now being accepted online for this year’s program.


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