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MEDIA ADVISORY: Food and Feed Leaders from Three Continents Arrive to Gain Soy Protein Insights

Aug 03, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: Food and Feed Leaders from Three Continents Arrive to Gain Soy Protein Insights

What: Soy food and feed company leaders from Asia, Central America, and sub-Saharan Africa will comprise an international delegation to visit soy production leaders in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The trade team members are traveling from three different continents to explore new ideas for soy-based foods and snack foods, soy as a supplement to fortify foods, soy as animal nutrition, and to receive an overview of soy production in the United States. The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Program is using Minnesota soy checkoff dollars as well as USDA Market Access Program (MAP) and Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program funding to bring the companies to this exciting visit to the United States. North Dakota and South Dakota soybean growers are also joining WISHH as hosts on some legs of the trip. This course will benefit entrepreneurs, marketers, and anyone in the food industry who plans to develop new soy-based products for their business. Throughout the course of the Northern Crops Institute (NCI)-led INTSOY trade team visit, leaders will tour soy production facilities, participate in hands-on processing of soy foods and feeds, and visit with soybean grower leaders to learn more about the soy industry in the United States to build long-term partnerships.

Who: Media availability with:

  • Minnesota Soybean Grower Craig Lichtsinn of Lichtsinn Family Farm Dumont, Minnesota (Monday only)
  • Linda Funk, Executive Director of the Soyfoods Council who will share trends in soy foods and explain the value of U.S. soy for food and feed. (Tuesday only)
  • Robert Thaler, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor & South Dakota State University Extension Swine Specialist who can share the value of soy for animal application (Thursday only)
  • Fridah Kaburu, Innovation Manager of Prosoya Kenya & Charles Nsubuga, CEO of SESACO Ltd (Friday only)

When and Where:

  • Lichtsinn Family Farm- Tuesday, August 8 at 1-3 p.m. – 5836 740th Ave, Dumont, MN 56236
  • Northern Crops Institute at North Dakota State University- Tuesday, August 9 at 9:15 a.m.-noon – 1240 Bolley Drive N, Fargo, ND
  • South Dakota State University Swine Research Center Thursday, August 11 at 3:30- 2221 Medary Ave, Brooking, SD 570006
  • The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center Friday, August 12 at 1:45- 119 South Front Street, Mankato MN