For soybean farmers wanting to know more about their customers beyond the elevator, and the soy checkoff’s role in marketing U.S. soy to those customers, the United Soybean Board invites them to participate in the checkoff’s See for Yourself program.
All U.S. soybean farmers over the age of 18 can apply for the See for Yourself program.
Are you interested in the See for Yourself program but still unsure if it’s right for you? Read below for a few thoughts from past program participants on why they think you should apply for the program.
Jennifer Poltermann – Genoa City, Wisconsin soybean farmer
“I would definitely encourage other farmers to apply for the See for Yourself program. I think this program really opens up a whole new perspective for what goes on around the world, especially with what we do back home on our farms. There’s lots to learn through See for Yourself, even if you’re an experienced farmer and have been in the industry for many years.”
Joe Stoller – Bremen, Indiana soybean farmer
“The See for Yourself program really opened my eyes to where our checkoff dollars are going. It’s definitely worth the time to travel to different areas, and see how much soy is really being used around the world. It’s neat to see how excited the other countries are to use our product and how our checkoff dollars are helping build these new markets to create demand for U.S. soy.”
Luke Crawford – Arenzville, Illinois soybean farmer
“Before I attended the See for Yourself program, I really had no idea how our soy was used globally. Being a small town guy from Illinois, the chance attend a program like this and experience all the places that soy is used and promoted, it really does change your life and it opens your eyes to all the good work that’s being done by the checkoff.”
A Look Back
Interested in what you’ll experience while on the program? Check out the following video, which takes a look back at the 2016 See for Yourself experience.