The American Soybean Association and Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, are pleased to announce Mike Brookshire of Winchester, Ky., has been named a 2011 ASA/DuPont Young Leader. 

He was chosen to represent Kentucky in a leadership development program involving participants from 22 states and Canada.

Brookshire raises soybeans, corn, wheat and tobacco in central Kentucky with a significant cow-calf and feeder calf operation. Stock Farm, Incorporated, which is managed by Brookshire, is located in Winchester. 

Off the farm, Mike stays busy on his county's Young Farmer committee through Kentucky Farm Bureau.

"I am a producer at heart and being that I can see myself working with other farmers in order to increase profitability and quality of our products. The ASA/DuPont Young Leader program is going to be a great opportunity for me to network with other farmers and exchange ideas that can improve my operation," said Brookshire.