Beck’s Young Farm Leader Program

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Beck’s Hybrids share the belief that building a grassroots network of young agricultural leaders is important to the continued success of the soybean industry and all of Ohio agriculture.  For this reason, OSA and Beck’s Hybrids have partnered to create the Beck’s Young Farm Leader Program to showcase the hard work, dedication and leadership of young Ohio farmers.

2017 Program Details

One farmer each quarter will be chosen by a selection committee consisting of OSA and Beck’s Hybrids representatives.  Each farmer selected will be highlighted in a story published in several Ohio agricultural publications.  The stories will focus on the individual’s leadership roles, both on and off the farm, and how he or she has built a foundation for farming success.

Program Deadlines:

March 31, 2017 1st Quarter Applications Due

May 1, 2017: 2nd Quarter Applications Due

June 1, 2017: 3rd Quarter Applications Due

June 30, 2017: 4th Quarter Applications Due

One of the Beck’s Young Farm Leaders will be selected as the 2017 Beck’s Young Farm Leader of the Year and receive a trip for two ($2,000 value) to the 2018 Commodity Classic.

To nominate someone, please contact Katie Bauer at or have the nominee fill out the application below:

 Application Forms:

Beck’s Young Farm Leader Application
Beck’s Young Farm Leader Application (Online)

Application Guidelines:

  • Growers must be between the ages of 21 and 45.
  • Any soybean grower may apply for the program; selected participants are required to have a current Ohio Soybean Association membership.
  • Applicants are not required to grow Beck’s Hybrids products to be eligible to win.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an interest in pursuing leadership roles within the soybean industry.