SD Soybean Share Valuable Meetings With Foreign Ag Service Representatives from EU

SD Soybean farmers had informative discussions on biotechnology and sustainability with David Salmon, Agricultural Counselor for the USDA Foreign Ag Service Office in France.  L to R: Jeremy Freking, Stan Hanson, Colin Nachtigal, Matt Bainbridge, David Salmon, Craig Converse, Bob Metz, Marc Reiner, Tim Ostrem

SD Soybean farmers had informative discussions on biotechnology and sustainability with David Salmon, Agricultural Counselor for the USDA Foreign Ag Service Office in France.
L to R: Jeremy Freking, Stan Hanson, Colin Nachtigal, Matt Bainbridge, David Salmon, Craig Converse, Bob Metz, Marc Reiner, Tim Ostrem

A group of South Dakota soybean farmers are in Europe on a trade mission and educational program. While in France, directors from the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council had a very rare opportunity to meet with several representatives from the USDA’s Foreign Ag Service (FAS) in the European Union (EU). Foreign Ag Service representatives were meeting in Reims, France to forecast plantings throughout the EU for the USDA. From visits with countries like France, Germany, Italy, Romania, UK, Netherlands and more, the South Dakota group gained valuable insights on issues like biotechnology, sustainability and market opportunities for US soy.

Hear South Dakota soybean farmers highlight some of the key takeaways from the meetings in the videos below.

Marc Reiner Highlights Meetings with Foreign Ag Service Representatives From European Union from sdsoybean on Vimeo.

Colin Nachtigal Highlights Meetings with Foreign Ag Service Representatives From European Union from sdsoybean on Vimeo.

Matt Bainbridge Highlights Meetings with Foreign Ag Service Representatives From European Union from sdsoybean on Vimeo.