See for Yourself Tour Accepting Participants

USB offers farmers chance to learn about checkoff program.

Published on: Mar 3, 2009

The United Soybean Board and soybean checkoff are organizing the second annual See for Yourself tour. USB wants 10 soybean farmers who have little to no hands-on experience with soybean checkoff programs to take this year's tour from July 13-18. The tour offers an excellent opportunity for soybean farmers to interact with USB leadership, ask questions and provide their perspective of the checkoff.

"I really believe last year’s tour made a real positive impact on the participants," said Jim Stillman, a soybean farmer from Emmetsburg, Iowa, and chair of the USB Audit & Evaluation Committee, which sponsors the tour. "It made them aware of the broad scope the checkoff has."

The tour begins in St. Louis and proceeds to Mexico, which is the United States' second largest customer for soybeans and largest customer for soybean meal. Stillman says the itinerary lends itself well to farmers seeing the fruits of their checkoff's labor.

Those who are interested can find more information and fill out an application at unitedsoybean.org. Applications must be received by March 20.