Commodity Classic is the annual convention and trade show of the
American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association
(NCGA), National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and National Sorghum
Classic features valuable educational sessions, cutting-edge technological
demonstrations, association banquets, entertainment events and important
Conservation Legacy Awards is a program for growers dedicated to
farming and conservation. It recognizes the outstanding environmental and
conservation achievements of U.S. soybean farmers who rise to this calling
and distinguish themselves by taking care of the environment while still
reaping economic returns from their farms. Winners are awarded an
expense-paid trip to Commodity Classic.
Legislative Forum is a program designed for growers who would not
normally be able to see the policy process at work. Growers go on Hill
visits with their state delegations and participate in a full day of
presentations by key policy makers in Washington D.C. Growers benefit from
talking to their congressional representatives about key issues affecting
soybean growers and network with other farmer leaders. LEARN
MORE. For more information,
contact ASA Corporate Development Manager Michelle Siegel at
1-800-688-7692 ext. 1328 or email@example.com.
Grassroots Advocacy Training teaches basic skills and protocols
for advocating farmer-friendly policy to elected officials. It is also
designed to encourage more farmers to get actively involved in the political
process by showing how easy it can be to participate and be successful in
grassroots advocacy. LEARN MORE.
Regional Exchange and Awareness Program (REAP) builds relationships
among diverse soybean growers by allowing them to see firsthand the issues
and strengths of different growing areas in the United States. It also helps
U.S. soybean producers to build the relationships necessary to maintain a
strong and proactive voice on behalf of farm-related legislative priorities
in Washington, D.C. LEARN MORE.
Rust Information Center provides ASA members with an online resource
that provides information about detecting and managing Asian Soybean Rust.
SOY Field Trials The Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Field Trials program
is designed to provide soybean growers with opportunities to demonstrate
enhanced weed and disease management techniques on their farm.
SOY Scholarship The Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Scholarship program
provides a one-time $5,000 award to an eligible High School senior who plans
to declare agriculture as a degree area of study at the University of their
choice. LEARN MORE.
Soybean Rust Advisory Program (SoyRAP) is designed to be the foremost
web site for advice about the prevention and treatment of soybean rust. It
utilizes a nationwide network of Crop Consultants who monitor the
progression of confirmed soybean rust outbreaks in the U.S., and provides
growers with fungicide application recommendations based on regional
analysis. Growers can signup for voicemail alerts during the growing season.
Weed Resistance Management is a series of four interactive online
training modules that provide soybean growers with information under the
following topics: Weed Resistance, Weed Resistance Management and the
Environment, Agronomic Factors, Weed Resistance Management and the Grower. LEARN MORE.