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SDSU Extension Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Discusses Market Expansion

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Expanding markets was the focus of a panel discussion SDSU Extension Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alvaro Garcia participated in during the 2019 United States Grains Council Western Hemisphere Conference held in Medellin, Colombia.

“The purpose of the conference was to help expand the market for U.S. grain commodities by providing technical information on competitive pricing and optimizing grain utilization,” Garcia explained. “This was an excellent opportunity to discuss current trade issues and possible solutions found through utilization of U.S. cereal grains and their co-products.”

The January 21-23 conference was organized by the United States Grains Council in an effort to expand alternative markets in the Western Hemisphere. The meeting brought together grain buyers from every country in the Western Hemisphere.

More about the U.S. Grain Council

The United States Grains Council is a private, non-profit partnership of agribusinesses and producers committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and their products.

The Council has nine international offices that oversee programs in more than 50 countries.

Support for the Council comes from the USDA and its producer and agribusiness members.

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Courtesy of SDSU Extension

Expanding markets was the focus of a panel discussion SDSU Extension Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alvaro Garcia (second from left) participated in during the 2019 United States Grains Council Western Hemisphere Conference held Medellin, Colombia.