Minnesota farmer named ASA DuPont Young Leader

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) are pleased to announce Adam Guetter, a Wabasso, Minn., farmer, has been named a 2018 ASA DuPont Young Leader.

Guetter was selected to represent Minnesota in a program that includes soybean producer participants from 19 states and Canada. Guetter will also serve as the ASA DuPont Young Leader on MSGA’s board of directors.

“When I got the call that I’d been selected, I didn’t think I would be the one selected. I was speechless,” says Guetter, a corn and soybean farmer from Redwood County, Minn. “It’s really an honor to be a DuPont Young Leader, and I’m excited to be on a leadership board for the first time with MSGA.”

Adam and his wife, Melanie, have a young son, Max. The youngest of seven children, Adam lives on land that’s been in his family for multiple generation and farms full time with help from his father, Louis, and brother, Karl.

“My wife is a tremendous help, but she’s transitioned from farm wife to farm mom,” Guetter says. “Her tractor driving days got cut back when little Max came along, but she still helps out on the family farm at every opportunity.”

For more than 30 years, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program has identified and cultivated farmer leaders that shape not only the U.S. soybean industry, but also all of agriculture. Through training, young leaders strengthen their natural leadership skills while building a strong peer network.

This year’s class of Young Leaders will participate in a challenging and educational two-part training program, which will focus on communications, soybean/agriculture issues and leadership skills. The first phase of training will take place at DuPont Pioneer’s headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2017. Training will continue Feb. 25 to March 1, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif., with training held in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show. Melanie Guetter will also participate with Adam in the training in Anaheim.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity that being an ASA DuPont Young leader brings,” Adam Guetter says.