SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — With over 60% of South Dakota’s soybeans exported overseas, international marketing has never been more important. To encourage farmers to look beyond the elevator, the South Dakota soybean checkoff has developed a “See For Yourself” program. The See For Yourself program allows farmers to experience the export process firsthand, and see their checkoff in action.
See for Yourself Pacific Northwest – March 13-16, 2017
The South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC) invites you to apply for the sixth annual See for Yourself Pacific mission to the Pacific Northwest. Experiance first hand, how your soybeans start the journey to overseas customers. From March 13-16, 2017, participants will get a firsthand look at export locations throughout Washington state. The application deadline is January 16, 2017.
Join the tour and see where your soybeans go from your farm and how they are processed. Over sixty percent of South Dakota soybeans are exported each year, so understanding the global journey of your crops is more important than ever. You’ll also learn how your checkoff dollars are invested to promote soybeans both abroad and in the U.S.
If chosen, you’ll visit port facilities of Tacoma Export Marketing Company, the Port of Grays Harbor and an AGP export facility, BNSF Railway, the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and REG – Grays Harbor LLC, a biodiesel facility.
Airfare, lodging, meals and most other expenses will be covered by SDSRPC.
Contact Kelly Wubben at email@example.com or 605-330-9942 if you have any questions.
— South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
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