ASA Corteva Young Leaders explore issues, participate in leadership training

Staff reports
Farm Forum

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The 35th class of American Soybean Association (ASA) Corteva Agriscience Young Leaders completed their training Feb. 25 -29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show.

“The ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program helps provide the soybean industry and all of agriculture with strong and forward-thinking grower leaders,” ASA President Bill Gordon said. “The program focuses on leader development and emphasizes collaboration, providing us with growers who are working together to amplify the voice of the farmer. We are grateful to Corteva for their longstanding support of this program and for helping to secure the future of the soybean industry.”

While in San Antonio, the Young Leaders participated in training focused on leadership development, industry issue updates and outreach. The Young Leaders were also recognized at ASA’s annual awards banquet.

“Corteva has been a proud sponsor of the ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program for over 35 years. This program has a rich history of developing soybean growers from across the country and providing opportunities to strengthen their leadership skills and build their network in the agriculture industry,” U.S. Commercial Unit Leader Nate Miller said. “I have interacted with this year’s class of Young Leaders and am excited about the positive impact these leaders will make on agriculture for generations to come.”

The 2020 Young Leaders are: Caper and Alison Robinson (AR); Jesse Patrick (GA); Brady Holst (IL); James Ramsey (IN); Eric Schwenke (IN); Noah and Anna Fedders (IA); Ryan and Kristin Oberbroeckling (IA); Jeremy Olson (KS); Houston and Katy Howlett (KY); Nathan Engelhard (MI): Allison Morse (MI); Mike and Dawn Kunerth (MN); Ryan Mackenthun (MN); Garrett and Cara Riekhof (MO); Josh England (NE); Lucas and Becky Miller (NE); Trey and Rebecca Liverman (NC); Justin Sherlock (ND); Justin and Emily Esselburn (OH); Scott Ruck (OH); Jesse King (SD); Drew and Lauren Peterson (SD); Casey Youngerman (TN); Adam and Brittany Davis (VA); Matt Rehberg (WI); and Chris and Rachel Renwick (Canada).

For more information about the ASA Corteva Young Leader Program visit SoyGrowers.com.