The Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council, U.S. Grains Council, National Corn Growers Association and Northern Crops Institute are hosting a trade school event for farmer members and stakeholders in Alexandria, Minnesota, on Wednesday, March 16. Held at the Arrowood Resort and Conference Center, the agenda will cover the benefits of trade, current hot button issues, regional trade topics, and key updates pertaining to policy initiatives and market development efforts.
“Trade School gives folks an opportunity to learn more about the current global market that we all operate within,” said NCGA Manager of Market Development Michael Granché. “In 2020, the U.S. exported 2,550 million bushels of corn, which makes up roughly 17.5% of our entire demand portfolio, so it’s important that we’re all aware of current barriers to trade and that we’re all equipped with the information needed to talk about trade within our communities. Sometimes trade can easily be an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ topic since corn is widely grown in land locked states and it can be tough to visualize corn heading out on massive cargo ships making its way to China or Mexico. So, we have to work together to ensure this process is beneficial to both parties and that we’re moving this product efficiently. We say it a lot during Trade School but when trade works, the world wins!”
Interested and in the area? You can register for the free event here!