TOPEKA, Kan. — The recent KLA Convention marked completion of the 16th year for the KLA Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA). The 2022 YSA class brought the number of alumni to 315.
The training, networking and educational opportunities provided through the program have proven beneficial, as many YSA alumni have not only stepped into leadership positions at the local level, but several also are serving on statewide KLA committees and councils, including President-Elect Philip Weltmer. YSA has strengthened association membership over the years and seeks to continue to do so.
With that in mind, applications are being accepted for the 2023 class and must be submitted by December 16. Applications can be found here.
YSA consists of four seminars throughout the year designed to educate young members about KLA, the legislative process, advocacy, agribusiness, the retail food business and various segments of the beef and dairy industries. If members know young producers between the ages of 21 and 30 who would be excellent candidates for the YSA program, please encourage them to apply.
— Kansas Livestock Association