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.