Michigan Farm Bureau and GreenStone Farm Credit Services are jointly sponsoring a study mission to Ukraine from Sept. 7-16, 2013.
The mission will give Farm Bureau members a firsthand look at agricultural production in “the bread basket of the former Soviet Union” and reveal how Ukraine is transitioning to free market principles.
Participants will meet with government officials and agribusiness and farm leaders to discuss trade, production, marketing, infrastructure, credit, research, investments and environmental issues. Specifically, the group will learn how Ukraine is planning to align their resources and reform land ownership to expand production and exports to gain a larger share of global markets.
I look forward to getting back and sharing with all of you what I’ve learned and experienced!
And, of course, the corn is still doing well. It’s starting to look like fall!