first_imgPhoto Credit: USSEC/Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean AssociationRecently, many U. S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) associates, grow leaders and state soybean staff members visited Villahermosa, Mexico for the 2016 U.S. Soy Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB) Aquaculture Educational event to learn about existing and future expansion of the aquaculture industry in Latin America.The event lasted several days and many topics were discussed including current aquaculture constraints, opportunities and general happenings in key regions and countries around the world, current and potential research studies, as they pertain to U.S. Soy in aquaculture.  Attendees also  visited Regal Springs tilapia hatchery, cages and processing plant to view first hand a portion of the aquaculture process.“We’re here to help show the soybean farmers in the U.S. where their checkoff dollars are being invested, how they are being invested and ultimately where much of their soybean meal ends up,” Colby Sutter, USSEC Marketing Director Aquaculture – Customer Focus, said while leading a site tour. “It’s crucial to be able to see first-hand how relationships have been forged in international marketing programs where ultimately we are creating a preference and demand for U.S. Soy.”Watch Colby Sutter, Director of USSEC Aquaculture, discuss the 2016 U.S. Soy QSSB Aquaculture Educational Opportunity event in Mexico.Video Credit: Joe Murphy, Iowa Soybean AssociationFor more information, click here to visit USSEC’s website.last_img read more