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 (SoyGrowers.com)
ASA’s longest-running leadership program, Young Leaders was founded in 1984 and continues to set the bar for leadership training in agriculture, identifying and training new, innovative and engaged growers to serve as the voice of the American farmer. Participants commit to attend two training sessions, the second of which is held in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic trade show and conference.
Young Leaders not only enhances participants’ skills through leadership, communications, and issues-based training, but also builds a strong peer network, generating increased success in their businesses and communities. Many graduates of this training program will assume leadership roles with their state and national soybean associations. Young Leader seminars feature intense coursework designed to enhance leadership skills for the benefit of not only soy but also the entire agricultural industry. Training, open to all ages 21 and up, is interactive and includes evening group activities. Young Leaders are expected to be active supporters of agriculture and participate fully in all training aspects and evening activities.
For additional program information, contact your state affiliate office or Christine Luelf in the ASA office at 314-754-1291, or [email protected]
Conservation Legacy Awards
DEMONSTRATE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
Are you using a unique reduced tillage practice on your farm? Do you grow cover crops? Have you taken steps to improve energy efficiency or water quality? These are just a few conservation practices used on many farms that help produce sustainable U.S. soybeans. Different regions of the country have their own unique challenges and ways to approach conservation and sustainability.
Winners are selected from four regions – the Midwest, Upper Midwest, the Northeast and the South. One recipient is named National Conservation Legacy Award Winner annually at Commodity Classic.
Winners receive a trip to Commodity Classic, recognition at the annual ASA Awards Banquet, a feature story in Farm Futures magazine, and video featuring their farm and conservation practices. The national winner has the potential opportunity to join other farmer-leaders on an international trip to visit U.S. soy customers overseas.
For questions regarding the Conservation Legacy Awards, contact Michelle Hummel in the ASA office at 314-754-1328, or [email protected]