The Soybean Leadership Academy is a program that is designed to provide leadership training and development opportunities to soybean farmers and industry professionals. The program is typically sponsored by state soybean associations, the American Soybean Association (ASA) or other soybean industry organizations. The goal of the program is to develop the leadership skills of participants and to prepare them to become effective leaders within their communities and the soybean industry. The curriculum of the program covers a variety of topics such as public speaking, strategic planning, policy development and advocacy, as well as networking opportunities with industry leaders and policymakers. The program may also include a mentorship component, where participants are paired with experienced industry leaders to gain additional knowledge and insight. The Soybean Leadership Academy aims to support the long-term sustainability of the soybean industry and to help participants become more effective leaders in their communities and within the soybean industry.