South Dakota soybean growers are encouraged to apply for the 2018 See For Yourself export tour to Mexico. The experience is hosted by the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC). Ten farmers will be selected to travel to Mexico, February 18-24, 2018, where they will experience first-hand how the South Dakota soybean checkoff is working for them in the country.
Learn tips to positively engage with consumers on top agricultural issues at two Ag PhD Field Day sessions hosted by Hungry for Truth and the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC). The sessions will take place at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Ag PhD Field Day near Baltic, South Dakota.
“When you live in a land of food, there are many issues. When you live in a land with no food, there is only one issue. Food is personal,” explains Donna Moenning, a farmer and speaker from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) who spoke with about 35 farmers during a Developing Consumer Trust workshop in March.
The South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) invites you to register for the 16th Annual Soybean Open Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on July 17, 2017 at the Brandon Municipal Golf Course in Brandon, SD.
The South Dakota See for Yourself group started the final day in Washington State with a visit to the BNSF Railway at the Seattle International Gateway Intermodal Facility. The Seattle International Gateway Intermodal Facility is a major hub for transportation of not only agriculture products but also coal and many consumer goods from companies like Walmart, Target, and Amazon.
In its sixth year, the See for Yourself experience allows South Dakota soybean farmers the opportunity to see firsthand how their soybean checkoff works for them. With support from the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, soybean farmers traveled to Washington State to tour port facilities and learn about the importance of international markets in the soybean industry.
Consumers are more curious than ever about where their food comes from and how it’s grown. They drive the trends that impact the entire food chain. In an age of social media, viral videos and smartphones, the amount of information at one’s fingertips can be overwhelming, so how do farmers ensure their friends, neighbors and community members have the right information when making food choices for their families? Thoughtful conversations. Sharing stories. Building trust. The best advocates for agriculture are farmers themselves.