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Kansas Department of Agriculture looking for trade mission participants

Will travel to Argentina or Uruguay

By Diego Flammini,

In an effort to bolster agricultural trade relations with South America, the Kansas Department of Agriculture is looking for people to participate in trade missions.

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The missions are scheduled to take place from July 26th to August 1st, 2015 in Argentina, and September 13th to 19th, 2015 in Uruguay.

The goals of the trips to the South American countries are to provide opportunities for Kansas purebred beef cattle producers to develop relationships with livestock producers in Argentina, and increase market opportunities for American and Kansas beef genetics.

While there, participants will be interacting with breeders and promoting the use of American beef genetics while attending large livestock shows, including the Expocisión Rural (Palermo) in Argentina and ExpoPrado in Uruguay. Ranchers from Kansas and agribusinesses with a speciality in Angus and Hereford genetics are encouraged to take part.

The missions to Argentina and Uruguay are being partly funded by the United States Livestock Genetic Export, Inc. Those selected to go are eligible to receive a $1,000 stipend for airfare depending on how many people are travelling. Participants will be responsible for their own hotel, meal and other expenses.

Individuals interesting in taking part in these trade missions are encouraged to fill out an application. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 19, 2015.

For those that aren’t interested in Argentina or Uruguay but have an itch to promote American farmers and agriculture on the world stage, there are many opportunities to do so.

Tell us your thoughts about the trade missions to Argentina and Uruguay. Are you interested in being a part of them?

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