USGC and Wisconsin Corn to hold trade school for farmers

The Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board is teaming up with the U.S. Grains Council to educate farmers on trade and how the checkoff helps find new markets.

Farmer Shane Goplin from Osseo is on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board. He says, “When we were in Savanah, Georgia this past winter, we were talking with the U.S. Grains Council and I just asked, I said, ‘What can we do and what can I do show producers the value of what you and your team does?’ and they said we hold this trade school. I said, ‘We’re all ears.’”

Goplin says the U.S. Grains Council will host a free educational conference for farmers on August 22nd and 23rd in La Crosse, Wisconsin to show what is being done to build new markets and answer farmers’ questions. “I think it’s just so important for the producer in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and throughout the nation. We all support the checkoff for corn. Where does that money go?”

Goplin tells Brownfield he has come to appreciate the work of the U.S. Grains Council. “As we produce more grain and more and more corn in Wisconsin, you know we need a market for excess corn, so if we didn’t have a council like U.S. Grains, I firmly believe I wouldn’t be able to farm.”

A link to sign up for the conference can be found here.

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