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Gibbs Part of National Soy Checkoff's 'See for Yourself' Program
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/22/2013

A group of soybean producers from across the country have been selected to take part in the 2013 'See for Yourself' program, which is an intensive, week-long educational experience that helps farmers learn more about their checkoff and industry. The United Soybean Board says 10 growers have been chosen to participate in the program, including Jonathan Gibbs of Fox Lake.

Selected through an application process, participants will first meet in St. Louis to receive an overview of the organization and see how the checkoff works on behalf of soybean farmers domestically. The group will then travel to a location abroad to learn about the demand for U.S. soy internationally and to see some of the many uses for soy. Examples of what participants might see include the use of biodiesel at a major airport, the importance of soy to animal agriculture and the use of soy by the food industry. USB will cover all travel, lodging and meal expenses.

Last year, Wisconsin soybean farmer Tim Clark was chosen to be part of the program, where he witnessed first-hand some of the many ways soybeans are used.

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