(Posted Wed. May 13th, 2015)
The National Corn Growers Association welcomed a group of Turkish seed association representatives arranged by the Consulate General of Turkey in Chicago’s Trade Commission. The group, an exploratory delegation arranging a larger tour of the United States for member companies later this summer, discussed how the U.S. seed industry functions and the association’s interaction with all parts of the value chain with NCGA Vice President of Production and Sustainability Paul Bertels, Director of Development Joe Hodes and Director of Biotechnology and Economic Analysis Nathan Fields.
“By actively contributing in the development stage, NCGA gains a unique opportunity to ensure this tour presents a clear, accurate view of American agriculture,” said Director of Development Joe Hodes. “We hope that the executives leave this summer with a better understanding of the incredible benefits and proven safety of biotechnology as well as a clearer view of the incredible variety of planting choices U.S. farmers enjoy.”
The officials present work with the Sub Union of Seed Industrialists and Producers (TSUAB), Turkey’s seed industry trade association. During their tour later this summer, they will visit NCGA as well as other relevant facilities in St. Louis, Des Moines and Davis, Calif.