The Iowa Soybean Association and New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association are the first quarter winners of the ASA State Association Quarterly Membership Challenge. The challenge is an effort to recognize state associations with the top overall growth and top percentage growth for a quarter. The first quarterly challenge started Jan. 1 and concluded March 31.Iowa Soybean Association was the top overall state in membership growth, adding 316 members between January and March. The New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association was the top overall state in percentage growth, with a 57 percent increase in membership during the same quarter.”ASA congratulates Iowa and New York for their efforts to grow their state and ASA membership,” said Bob Worth, ASA Membership and Corporate Relations Chairman. “ASA’s success is based on the strong efforts of our recruiters and state associations to tell our story about how ASA is helping to increase soybean producers’ profitability.”The State Quarterly Membership Challenge continues with the current quarter of April 1 through June 30. The final quarter begins July 1 and concludes Sept. 30. The winning state associations each receive $500 to use for their state association activities.The ASA State Quarterly Challenge is a component of the ASA Membership Program and is sponsored in part by DuPont Pioneer and AGCO Corporation.