If Anne Meis’ passport pages appear to be a little worn this year, it’s not her fault.
Having been to India, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates earlier this year as part of the Nebraska LEAD program, Meis is again on foreign soil. This time she’s working for the Nebraska Soybean Board.
On Labor Day Monday, Meis boarded a jet plane headed for Tokyo, Japan as part of a trade delegation meeting with government officials there.
Joining her on the trip are beef, corn, pork and soybean producers:
• Chris Abbott, director, Nebraska Beef Council
• Barb Cooksley, president-elect, Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association
• Morris Heitman, chairman, Missouri Corn Merchandising Council
• Dennis Gengenbach, secretary/treasurer, Nebraska Corn Board
• Joel Grams, past-president, Nebraska Corn Growers Association
• Greg Ibach, director, Nebraska Department of Agriculture
• Gary Marshall, CEO, Missouri Corn Merchandising Council
• Mike Foley, Nebraska Lt. Governor
• Susan Foley, spouse of Mike Foley
• Eric Thorn, secretary representative district 9, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
• Teri Zimmerman, education & outreach manager, Nebraska Soybean Board
• Jordan Schlake, ag promotion coordinator, Nebraska Department of Agriculture
• Rebecca Kreikemeier, producer, Nebraska Soybean
• John Hagenbuch, at-large director, Illinois Soybean Association
• Kyla Habrock, education director, Nebraska Pork Producers Association
• Timothy Chancellor, vice president, Nebraska Pork Producers Association
• John Anderson, deputy chief economist, American Farm Bureau
• Steve Nelson, president, Nebraska Farm Bureau
“It will be a learning experience,” Meis said, just days before leaving on the trip.
During her seven days in “The Land of the Rising Sun,” she and the other delegates will be there to promote soybeans, pork and beef to Japanese markets.
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