U.S. Grains Council staff – including, from left to right, Chairman Jim Stitzlein, Director of Strategic Relations Melissa Kessler, Director of Communications Bryan Jernigan and President and CEO Tom Sleight, are in Booth #2858 at Commodity Classic in Orlando. Stop by for a visit if you’re attending Classic.
Stitzlein and Sleight visit with Classic attendees about the importance of global trade.
Commodity Classic estimates trade show attendance will top 8,000.
A popular giveaway item – a tape measure key chain – features the Council chairman’s theme, “When Trade Works, the World Wins.”
The importance of global exports and trade with Mexico and Canada are recurring themes of discussion at the trade show.
While in the trade show booth, Sleight spoke with members of the ag trade press.
About the U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.