Indiana Corn and Soybean Forum to Look at International Trade and Its Economic Impact on Farms

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 16, 2017) – International markets are important for many Indiana farm products, and greater access to these markets is crucial to the future growth and prosperity of the agricultural economy of Indiana. The impact of international trade to farms and their bottom lines will be the focus of the Indiana Corn and Soybean Forum on Thursday, November 30 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds and Meeting Complex in Danville.
 
The Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance Membership and Policy Committee are hosting the forum, which begins at 10:30 a.m. and will feature renowned industry and academic experts who will address the current landscape of international trade and offer farmers a better understanding of the short and long-term economic impact on their farms.  Attendees will leave with an understanding of what they can do to help shape the future of agricultural trade.
 
Dr. Jason Henderson, Associate Dean of Purdue College of Agriculture and Director of the Purdue Cooperative Extension service will kick off the morning with an interactive session called “Trade and Your Bottom Line.”
 
Following lunch, representatives of the American Soybean Association, U.S. Grains Council, and USA Poultry and Egg Export Council will remark on expanding the global markets for corn, soybeans and livestock.
 
Finally, a panel discussion and interactive workshop that helps attendees develop a personal narrative on trade will conclude the program.
 
The forum is free and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 30 with lunch provided by the State Bank of Lizton. To register for the forum and see the full agenda, visit www.indianasoybean.com/forum.
 
For more information, contact Steve Howell, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers Association Public Affairs Director at 317-644-2797 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
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Contact: Hannah Vorsilak, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 317-644-2791
 
The ICGA board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 9 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the nearly 600 ICGA members statewide. For more information, visit www.incorn.org.
 
The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA is working to build new markets for soybeans through the promotion of biodiesel, livestock, grain marketing, aquaculture, new soybean uses, and research. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers and promotes policies on behalf of the ISA’s 800 dues-paying members. Visit www.indianasoybean.com for more information.
 
This communication was NOT funded with Indiana soybean and corn checkoff dollars.