For membership in the Arkansas and American Soybean Association dues are $75 for 1 year or $175 for 3 years. 
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ASA Membership Benefits
ASA has introduced a number of new membership benefits this year that add  tremendous value to your membership. To take advantage of these new programs, you just need to belong to ASA and your state soybean association!

-Discounted Cabela’s Gift Cards
-Save Cash on Your next Vehicle Purchase
-College Scholarship Program

As a member of ASA and your state soybean association, you also receive these benefits:

-Be heard with policy representation and advocacy in Washington, DC and your  state capital 

-Save cash through free or discounted registration to educational workshops and seminars 

-Attend Commodity Classic for less, thanks to discounted registration to the premier trade show and conference for the soybean industry 

-Stay informed with a full year's subscription to the ASA Today newsletter 

-Keep current with the ASA Leader Letter, a weekly newsletter delivered via e-mail 

-Gain inside information with access to the members-only section on the ASA   website ( 


ASA will began accepting 2015 Young Leader Applications June 1

Applications for the 2015 American Soybean Association (ASA)/DuPont Young Leader program will be accepted starting June 1, 2014. An application brochure has been mailed to all ASA members and ASA will work with its state affiliates to recruit interested candidates. Those interested may also apply online here.  The deadline to apply is October 1, 2014

This leadership development program is designed to inspire soybean producers to take on future leadership roles at the state and national association levels, and to train them to become dynamic representatives of agriculture.  Nearly 800 producers and their spouses have graduated from the program since 1984.

The ASA/DuPont Young Leader program is a leadership training program designed for soybean growers and their spouses/significant others who are interested in developing their skills to represent the ideals of soybean growers domestically and internationally, and pursue leadership positions at the state and/or national level. The knowledge gained from the program is beneficial in any setting—whether on the farm or off. The program is managed by the American Soybean Association and sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont Business. As sponsor of the program, Pioneer covers the cost of airline flights, hotel rooms, ground transportation, meals, etc. for all participants and their spouses.

ASA works with it’s state affiliates to find interested candidates to apply for the program. Candidates are chosen from 25 soybean producing states and Canada. The newly selected Young Leaders must agree to attend two phases of training. Part one is held at Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, and Part two is held in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic convention and trade show.

Program dates and locations for 2014

Dec. 2014 Pioneer headquarters, Johnston, IA
Feb  2015 - Phoenix AZ
Conservation Legacy Awards
The American Soybean Association (ASA), Monsanto and Corn & Soybean Digest invite you to submit an application to the 2015 Conservation Legacy Award Program. We want to hear your story of conservation on your farm.
Awards are given in three regions: Midwest, Northeast and South. Of the three regional winners, a national winner is selected. All winners and a spouse/guest receive an expenses-paid trip to Commodity Classic, where the awards will be presented. The 2015 Commodity Classic is in Phoenix Arizona. Winners will also be featured in the Corn & Soybean Digest.
To learn more about the Conservation Legacy Awards program, its regions and to download an application online go to and click on the Awards link. The American Soybean Association encourages soybean farmers to share their conservation story. The deadline for submitting an entry is September 30, 2014. For more information, contact ASA Project Manager, Byron Keelin at 314-754-1355 or e-mail  You can also download a brochure and application here.