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Lt. Governor touts Indiana ag on trade mission

The second portion of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann’s agricultural trade mission to Asia is underway.  Upon their arrival the Lt. Governor, Indiana State Department of Agriculture director Ted McKinney, and the delegation visited the Embassy of the United States in Seoul.

The group also met with the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion agency which works to increase new export companies, support companies overseas, and create more jobs.  During the meeting, the topic of discussion focused on a high interest in Indiana’s successful agricultural industry and how Indiana agriculture and KOTRA way work together in the future to create more jobs in Indiana.

The delegation’s final meeting of the day took place at the Cargill feed mill.  The mill, located at Pyungtaek Dangjin Harbor has a production capacity of 870,000 metric tons per year and serves livestock industry customers in Korea.  The senior executives from Cargill met with the Lt. Governor and her delegation to discuss commodities delivered to the port, the new feed mill still under construction, and ways to import Indiana corn.

The trade mission continues this week.

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