INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 2, 2017) — Indiana soybean farmers can now apply for five available scholarships to attend American Soybean Association’s Soybean Leadership College from Jan. 9-11, 2018 in St. Louis, MO.
ASA’s Soybean Leadership College provides current and future agricultural leaders with training to effectively promote the agriculture and soybean industry, communicate key soybean and farming messages and work to expand markets for U.S. soybeans. It also allows farmers to interact with soybean farmers from around the country.
“The ASA Soybean Leadership College is a great opportunity for farmers who want to learn how to effectively communicate about agriculture to stakeholders,” said ISA Chairman Tom Griffiths of Kendallville, Ind. “As fewer and fewer Americans are farming, it’s vital that we have farmers who can clearly explain the successes and challenges facing the U.S. agriculture industry. ISA is excited to offer scholarships for Indiana soybean farmers interested in participating.”
This training program is for soybean farmers currently serving or wishing to get more involved in the following organizations’ programs: Indiana Soybean Alliance, American Soybean Association, United Soybean Board and U.S. Soybean Export Council.
Five scholarships covering most costs are available through Indiana soybean checkoff organization.
To apply for the program, visit http://indianasoybean.com/for-farmers/leadership-opportunities, and fill out the online application by November 30. Five farmers will be selected to attend mid-December.
The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA is working to build new markets for soybeans through the promotion of biodiesel, livestock, grain marketing, aquaculture, new soybean uses, and research. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers and promotes policies on behalf of the ISA’s 800 dues-paying members. Visit www.indianasoybean.com for more information.
This communication was funded with soybean checkoff dollars.