Darke County soybean farmer chosen for international tour

Darke County farmer Greg McGlinch has been chosen to attend the United Soybean Board’s See for Yourself program.

The informative program is designed to show farmers where and how their soybeans are being used, taking stops in St. Louis, Panama and Costa Rica. McGlinch of Versailles is one of 10 soybean farmers selected from soybean-growing states around the country. Nine other states were represented, they include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

“There’s no better way to show someone the value of their checkoff investment than to show them the results firsthand,” says Keith Tapp, a soybean farmer from Sebree, Kentucky, and chair of USB’s Audit and Evaluation Committee.

“It’s important for U.S. soybean farmers to see customers around the world who rely on their hard work to grow the best soybeans in the world,” said Tapp. USB invests in research and marketing activities for American soybeans and soy product.

The farmers will also have a chance to survey the specific, checkoff-funded research and promotional activities conducted by the board.

The program runs from Aug. 4-12.