MANKATO, MINN. – The Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) will host a “Fork to Farm” event on Saturday, Aug. 12, sponsored by the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB). The event will take place in west-central Wisconsin and includes a farm and identity preserved processing facility tour. Attendees include a trade team of food entrepreneurs and marketers from Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Kazakhstan. Farmers are also invited to attend.
SSGA’s Fork to Farm event helps create solid links throughout the United States’ identity preserved field crop value chain: From a crop’s start at the farm, to the processor and across the globe to the food manufacturer and, ultimately, the plate and fork of a consumer.
The day’s festivities will start with a facility tour at SB&B Foods in Bloomer, Wis. SB&B is a family-owned producer, processor and supplier of safe, reliable, food grade crops to markets around the world. After lunch in Bloomer, during which SSGA and WSMB will give briefings, the group is scheduled to travel to Rooney Farms/Rooney Grains in nearby Chippewa Falls, where attendees will witness firsthand the equipment and technology that makes producing a quality product possible.
The trade team is part of a group traveling the Midwest with the American Soybean Association’s WISHH (World Initiative for Soy in Human Health) program.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in attending, please reach out to Shane Frederick, SSGA manager of strategic programs, at sfrederick@soyagrainsalliance.
The Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance is the national association of companies focused on the production, processing and shipping of identity preserved and specialty field crops and their related products worldwide. Learn more at soyagrainsalliance.org and usidentitypreserved.org.