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Identity Preserved International Summit focuses on markets

Video: The inaugural event had 10 countries talking over issues and new opportunities such as Soyleic.

Mindy Ward, Editor, Missouri Ruralist

February 1, 2023

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Giving buyers of identity preserved grains and oilseeds a chance to share their needs with sellers, processors, shippers and growers was the goal of the first Identity Preserved International Summit.

Specialty Soya Grains Alliance — a national association of companies focused on production, processing and shipping of U.S. identity preserved field crops and products — hosted the event in January in Hawaii. The group manages the U.S. Identity Preserved quality assurance protocol and brandmark.

State soybean checkoff groups from Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Missouri also attended.

Click on the above video to hear Bryan Stobaugh, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council director of licensing and commercialization, along with Specialty Soya Grains Alliance Agronomy Action Team chair, discuss the importance of the Identity Preserved International Summit, SSGA and why states such as Missouri support both.

About the Author(s)

Mindy Ward

Editor, Missouri Ruralist

Mindy resides on a small farm just outside of Holstein, Mo, about 80 miles southwest of St. Louis.

After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism, she worked briefly at a public relations firm in Kansas City. Her husband’s career led the couple north to Minnesota.

There, she reported on large-scale production of corn, soybeans, sugar beets, and dairy, as well as, biofuels for The Land. After 10 years, the couple returned to Missouri and she began covering agriculture in the Show-Me State.

“In all my 15 years of writing about agriculture, I have found some of the most progressive thinkers are farmers,” she says. “They are constantly searching for ways to do more with less, improve their land and leave their legacy to the next generation.”

Mindy and her husband, Stacy, together with their daughters, Elisa and Cassidy, operate Showtime Farms in southern Warren County. The family spends a great deal of time caring for and showing Dorset, Oxford and crossbred sheep.

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