Putting a Face on the American Soybean Farmer

Jamie Johansen

ussec-16-7-edited-1Missouri soybean grower, Todd Gibson, has worn many leadership hats throughout the soy community at the state and national levels. His farm is located just east of Kansas City in the heart of Midwestern crop country. He was just elected to the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) board and shared more about his commitment to the industry during the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange.

“USSEC gives us an opportunity to see where our crop goes. A lot of people don’t realize what happens to their soybeans after they take it to the elevator. It gives us an opportunity to visit with dignitaries from other countries, formulate a market plan and make connections because over half of our commodity goes overseas.”

Importers of soy products have options, so what makes them select U.S. soy? Todd said U.S. soybeans are consistent, the quality is good. “Our soybeans are safe. Our GM products are safe. We are going to keep growing it.”

During his time on the United Soybean Board (USB) Todd said he was able to travel overseas and build connections. It was his first trip to the Trade Exchange and was excited to see many familiar faces because of those trade missions. Our U.S. soybean buyers had yet another opportunity to put a face to the American soybean farmer. Listen to my complete interview with Todd here: Interview with Todd Gibson, MO Soybean Farmer

View and download photos from the event here: 2016 US Soy Global Trade Exchange Photos

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