A Wisconsin soybean grower is among ten U.S. farmers selected for the United Soybean Board’s annual “See For Yourself” program. Jonathan Gibbs of Fox Lake will travel to USB headquarters in St. Louis on July 18th where he will learn more about how the soybean checkoff works. The group will then travel to Panama and Columbia to learn first-hand about demand and uses of U.S. soybeans, soybean meal and oil.
The Dodge County farmer says he looks forward to the opportunity to meet fellow U.S. soybean farmers and to learn “what U.S. soybean farmers need to do to be the first choice supplier to fill global soybean demands.”
A graduate of U.W. River Falls, Gibbs is the fourth generation on his family’s farm which raises seed soybeans, food-grade soybeans, corn, seed wheat, canning peas, alfalfa and cattle.