Members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leader Class of 2016 traveled to Washington, D.C., July 11-13 to attend the ASA Board meeting, Soy Issues Forum and participate in Hill visits. Representing Minnesota in phrase III of the program was Rodd and Jamie Beyer of Wheaton, Minn.
“Being a part of the ASA DuPont Young Leader program has really opened our eyes to the diversity within the soybean industry,” Jamie Beyer said.
The Beyer’s had the opportunity to participate in Hill visits, which both have never experienced.
“Being able to join our state’s ASA representatives and Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) leaders on the Hill was a way to learn from them firsthand when it comes to talking with our legislators about important issues,” Rodd Beyer said. “They have all been great mentors.”
After the Hill visits, the Young Leaders traveled to Deleware where they met with several members of the DuPont Crop Protection team including Tim Glenn, President of DuPont Crop Protection. They also toured the DuPont Crop Protection site, Hagley Museum and historic Longwood Gardens.
Apply now for the 2016-17 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program
ASA and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2016-17 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program. The program is a challenging and educational two-part training program. Phase I of the training takes place at the DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnson, Iowa, Nov. 29- Dec. 2, 2016. The program continues Feb. 28-March 4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show.
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