Date: September 10, 2013
Media Contact: Linda Funk
Flavorful Insight, 515-491-8636
Interviews & photos
available upon request.
Media Alert: Korean Trade Team to Tour Wisconsin Soybean Farms and The DeLong Company on Sept. 13
All available for interview:
Delegates represent the four largest Korean food manufacturers
Mike Cerny, Soybean Farmer & Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board President
Ken Luety, Wisconsin Soybean Farmer
Bo DeLong, Vice President of Grain Operations, The DeLong Company
William McNair, U.S. Soybean Export Council
Robert Karls, Executive Director, Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board
When & Where:
W8071 Town Hall Road, Sharon, WI
Noon – 2 p.m. Tour The DeLong Company and Ken Luety’s Farm, 214 Allen Street, Clinton, WI
The four largest Korean food manufacturers will tour Wisconsin soybean farms and The DeLong Company on Friday, September 13 in Clinton, Wis. The Korean delegation will see where their soybeans come from, assess Wisconsin soybean production methods and see the food-grade soybeans that will be shipped to Korea for processing.
Wisconsin is a major exporter of soybeans. In fact, sixty-five percent or two out of every three soybean rows are sent to other countries. In 2012, exports by Wisconsin agriculture companies totaled $2.94 billion. Here is your opportunity to see the soybean industry up-close. Take a tour of two soybean farms growing different varieties of beans for human and animal consumption both domestically and internationally. Learn about the many soybean uses, the soybean growing season and ask questions of Wisconsin soybean farmers.
About: The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) is a grassroots, farmer-led organization that leads efforts in soybean research and the expansion of soybean market opportunities. Established in 1983 as part of a Wisconsin-mandated checkoff, the board works every day to maximize the profitability of Wisconsin’s 11,000 soybean growers. It builds soybean demand, creates new uses for soybeans, and focuses on soybean disease research. The Wisconsin Soybean Association (WSA) represents soybean farmer-members to positively impact regulatory and legislative issues on a local, state and national level.