The deadline for applying for the 2014 ASA/DuPont Young Leader program is fast approaching. If you are interested or know of a grower couple who would benefit from a training program designed to enhance leadership skills while networking with other farmers/farm couples from across the country, please apply online at soygrowers.com/learn/young-leader-program/. The 2014 class of ASA/DuPont Young Leaders training program will kick off with a session Nov. 19-22, 2013 at Pioneer’s Headquarters in Johnston, Iowa. Young Leaders will continue their training in San Antonio, Texas February 25 – March 1, 2014. While in San Antonio, Young Leaders will also have the opportunity to participate in Commodity Classic. All program related travel, lodging and most meals will be covered.Now entering its historic 30th year, the ASA DuPont Young Leader has a long standing tradition of identifying and cultivating farmer leaders who not only help shape U.S. soybean industry but all of agriculture.ASA, its 26 state affiliates, including the Grain Farmers of Ontario, and DuPont Pioneer will work together to identify the top producers to represent their state as part of this program. One couple or individual per state will be chosen to participate.