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Value in Membership

IGP Institute joins U.S. Soybean Export Council to assist with strategic planning.

For more than 50 years the IGP Institute world, arrangement of trade team visits “All U.S. grain buyers benefit from our
has established a global reputation to showcase the IGP Institute facilities and membership with USSEC when they
as a center for excellence concerning updates on global policy issues. attend these courses because we know
international programs. One of the Training Benefits what their clients, the buyers, are looking
reasons IGP has experienced widespread “These courses offer good opportunities for,” Campabadal says.
success is because of the organization’s and these trainings are relatable to our
ability to adapt to the needs of the future daily work,” says Zhan Mingliang, With the help of partnerships like USSEC,
industry. The newest change the IGP participant in the USSEC China Risk the IGP Institute continues to be a global
Institute has made to further this goal is Management course. leader in providing industry professionals
becoming a member of the U.S. Soybean with the knowledge and technology to
Export Council. In 2015, 147 participants from 15 buy, store and process their grain.
countries attended USSEC-sponsored
Furthering the Partnership trainings that included the China U.S. “The efforts of the IGP Institute faculty
“Although we have been longtime partners Soybean Market Overview, RAPCO Feed to educate buyers on U.S. quality,
with USSEC for our course offerings, Manufacturing, Oilseeds and Grain reliability, and usage and contract
this new membership is crucial because Purchasing Resources and Tools Program dynamics serves the cause of promoting
K-State will now be a part of the meetings for Latin America, and China Feed U.S. grain exports,” says Jay O’Neil,
that concern market development and Manufacturing and Animal Nutrition. senior agricultural economist, and
plans abroad,” says Carlos Campabadal, grain marketing and risk management
feed manufacturing and grain quality curriculum manager.
management curriculum manager.
He adds, “Feedback from course
Some of the benefits of membership participants revealed that the IGP Institute
include influence on how approximately training and education provided them with
$50 million worth of federal and soybean a better knowledge of U.S. grains, which
checkoff funds are invested in market in turn gave them enhanced confidence
development programs, access to in purchasing U.S. grains and oilseeds
connections and introductions to key because of its quality, dependability of
buyers and importers throughout the service and trust in U.S. systems.”

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  • Updated: 3/8/16