The Arkansas Soybean Association and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a subsidiary of DuPont, are seeking applicants for the 2007 Young Leader Program, recognized for identifying and cultivating producer-leaders who are shaping the U.S. soybean industry.

The Young Leader Program began over 20 years ago as a way to seek out and develop new leaders to promote agriculture and help guide the soybean industry. It focuses on leadership training for farm couples.

The 2007 class of young leaders and their spouses will participate in a challenging and educational leadership experience Feb. 27 through March 3, 2007, in Tampa, Fla., coinciding with the Commodity Classic Conference and Trade Show.

All soybean producers are encouraged to apply or nominate another producer for the program. Application forms are available at by calling (800) 247-8691, by e-mail at swsoy@aristotle.net, or on the web at www.SoyGrowers.com/dyl. Applications should be returned or completed online by Nov. 17.