If you want or need to get more involved in the political process and how it affects your operation, the America Soybean Association has a new online training program at its Advocacy Training Center. The program teaches basic skills and protocols for advocating farmer-friendly policy to elected officials.

The training is divided into four modules: Effective Advocacy, Ethics and Fundraising, Communicating with Congress and Meeting with Elected Officials. Each module takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, and each features an interactive self-test at the end so you can see what you've learned.

To start the training, log on to: www.SoyGrowers.com/programs/advocacy.