The South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council invites South Dakota soybean farmers to participate in the checkoff’s See For Yourself program.

The See For Yourself program was designed to give South Dakota soybean farmers a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn about their customers beyond the elevator and the soybean checkoff’s role in marketing South Dakota and U.S. soy to those customers. Farmers selected to take part in the program will attend checkoff-sponsored activities to gain a better understanding of how their checkoff dollars are being invested to build demand domestically and internationally.


The 2023 tour will take place in the Pacific Northwest on July 11-14. Program highlights include:

  • Observe a variety of ways soy is transported to end customers—from water to rail
  • Port of Grays Harbor
  • BNSF Stacy Yard
  • Port of Seattle
  • NOAA Fisheries
  • CHS & Cargill Export Terminal

The South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is committed to increasing the profitability of your soybeans and wants to give you the opportunity to gain a better understanding of your commodity’s supply chain and checkoff activities. To get involved or learn more about the program, please contact the South Dakota Soybean office at (605)330-9942.

Applications will be accepted until May 21, 2023. To qualify for the tour, applicants must be over the age of 21 and grow soybeans in the state of South Dakota. The See For Yourself expenses are paid by the South Dakota Soybean Checkoff. If selected, participants will be required to pay a $200 deposit that will be refunded after the conclusion of the program.

Applications are closed for the 2023 See For Yourself tour.