Soy checkoff welcomes applications for See for Yourself program
This summer, 10 U.S. soybean farmers from across the country will get the chance to see how the United Soybean Board puts their soy checkoff investment to use. The national soy checkoff has begun accepting applications for its sixth annual See for Yourself program, which offers farmers the chance to see the checkoff in action and evaluate a wide range of checkoff activities. The 2013 See for Yourself session will take place July 21 to 27.
The soy checkoff invites all soybean farmers from around the country to visit USB's website at www.unitedsoybean.org and apply. The application deadline is April 1.
Selected farmer-participants will visit several sites that demonstrate the soy checkoff's efforts to improve the value of U.S. soy meal and oil; ensure soybean farmers and their customers have the freedom and infrastructure to operate; and meet the needs of U.S. soy customers.
Participants will first meet in St. Louis, headquarters of USB, to receive an overview of the organization and see how the checkoff works on behalf of soybean farmers domestically. The group will then travel abroad to learn about the demand for U.S. soy internationally. USB will cover all travel, lodging and meal expenses.