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USSEC Participates in Commodity Classic, Holds Board Meeting in Orlando; Mann Honored

Members of the USSEC Board met in Orlando, Florida this week for a board meeting and to participate in the Commodity Classic Trade Show in nearby Kissimmee.

Topics discussed at the board meeting, held at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort—Bonnet Creek, included governance, membership optimization, a USSEC name rollout update, messaging platforms, industry leadership, leadership development and a QSSB update.
USSEC also exhibited at the Commodity Classic Trade Show at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee.  Commodity Classic is the largest American farmer-focused and –led convention and trade show with over 6000 attendees and over 200 exhibitors.  Commodity Classic provides growers, agribusinesses and agriculture experts a chance to gather to discuss ideas and innovations.
A reception honoring USSEC Chairman of the Board Randy Mann was also held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center by the Kentucky Soybean Board and Kentucky Soybean Association.  Mr. Mann will retire from the American Soybean Association and Kentucky Soy Promotion Board in December 2013.

Jim Sutter, USSEC CEO, discusses the total quality experience of U.S. soy with reporters.