USSEC India/ASC Delegation Participates at IPPE
- General News
USSEC hosted seven delegates from India’s feed milling industry at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia from January 27-29. USSEC consultants Pawan Kumar and Yadu Nanda, who manage USSEC’s animal feed program in the northern and southern parts of India, accompanied the delegation and guided them through various activities conducted by USSEC and IPPE. Approximately 20 industry leaders from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were invited to the USSEC booth where they learned more about USSEC and met soybean meal suppliers from the U.S.
The feed millers from the India/ASC region obtained firsthand information on the import processes of soybean meal and logistics from a trading company called Feed International World Wide. They also attended the International Poultry Forum, where the delegation heard about the most recent research findings on poultry nutrition, hatchery technology, post harvest technology and poultry farm automation. The team also had the opportunity to meet fifteen South Dakota grower leaders, interact with them and learn about the superior farming systems adopted by U.S. soybean farmers to grow quality soy. The participants were excited to watch a video of a 40-foot wide harvester shown by South Dakota soybean farmer Joel Foxley. Team members also engaged themselves in discussions with American Soybean Association (ASA) director Sam Butler of Alabama; United Soybean Board (USB) director and Meal Action Team member Robert White from Virginia; and Annie Dee, USB director and Meal Action Team member from Alabama. USB director and Meal Action Team member David Hartke from Illinois participated in the adjoining booth for the Soybean Meal Info Center, which was funded by USB through Domestic Opportunities.
Dr. Kumar and Dr. Nanda felt that the exposure, discussions, knowledge-sharing sessions, and one-on-one interactions during the three-day event improved the feed millers’ confidence and trust levels with the U.S Soy industry and USSEC’s worldwide operations, which target maximizing the use of U.S Soy and cater to the needs of stakeholders and global customers.