Shelbyville Daily Union

Homepage

August 6, 2013

Moweaqua farmer sees soybean use in Central America

Former Shelbyville resident Austin Rincker was one of 10 soybean farmer participants in the nation to be selected to go on the Soy Checkoff “See For Yourself” program.

University of Illinois graduate and now a resident of Moweaqua, Rincker was the only farmer selected out of the state of Illinois to take part in the program.

The program is a weeklong educational experience that helps soybean farmers learn more about their check off and industry.

Rincker along with nine other participants that were selected spent time in St. Louis, Mo., and in the countries of Colombia and Panama from July 18-26.

Some educational aspects that the participants learned were how their domestic and international customers beyond the elevator use soy meal and oil.

They saw their check off funds in action by visiting a number of sites that represent their biggest customers, including animal agriculture, which uses nearly 98 percent of U.S. soy meal, and the food industry, which uses two-thirds of U.S. soy oil.

Participants also visited sites that demonstrated the importance of farmers’ freedom to operate.

Rincker said that he was extremely humbled to take part in the program and felt he was a “part of an amazing group of farmers across the United States.”

In regards to what he learned, he said it gave him the opportunity to gain a firsthand view of check off programs.

“The United Soybean Board allocates check off dollars to the areas of production technology, finding new uses for soy, and marketing. For every dollar the check off invests in research approximately six dollars is returned to the farmer. What we saw was just the tip of ice berg in the scope of programs that the check off is involved with to increase the value of U.S soy.” Rincker said.

Rincker said one of his favorite parts of the trip was touring a trout farm and processing facility on Lake Tota, Colombia.

Text Only
Local News
Obituaries
Homepage
  • Findlay Walleye Festival begins Friday

    A variety of entertainment for the whole family beckons visitors to the annual Findlay Walleye Festival this weekend.The Festival begins at 4 p.m. Friday evening with music by Jim Allen and Country Classics with Kelsey Beard and Curt Wooters, followe

    July 21, 2014

  • School Board approves engineering, bonds resolutions for HVAC system

    With $3.205 million in bonds sold, the Shelbyville Board of Education approved and signed the resolution providing for the issuance of the bonds to begin work toward the new HVAC system at the High School building.David Pistorius of First Midstate In

    July 21, 2014

  • Animal Control presents municipal agreement plan

    Shelby County communities will be paying for animal control services according to a proposed agreement between the municipalities and the county.County animal control officer Brad Hudson presented the plan to the County Board for approval. The plan w

    July 17, 2014

  • 070414 sign for SFD pic 2 Fire Dept. honored with new crafted sign

    Students of Shelbyville High School welding-manufacturing class wanted to show appreciation to the local fire district, so they used a new piece of equipment to create a special sign. “It was a good opportunity for us to recognize a tremendous asset

    July 4, 2014 2 Photos

  • 062714 school board - Houska Mize award Plans for HVAC system at SHS discussed

    Replacement of the heating and cooling system at Shelbyville High School could be completed next summer as plans were presented to the Shelbyville School Board by GRP representative Bob Fogerty at last week’s board meeting.The chosen system is a 2-pi

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

Celebrations
  • Schultz to celebrate 98th birthday

    Anna Marie Schultz of Effingham, formerly of Stewardson, will celebrate her 98th birthday Wednesday, July 23. She was born July 23, 1916, to Dan and Minnie Rentfro of Shumway. He married Herbert W. Schultz on December 31, 1935. He is now deceased. Sh

    July 21, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record
Poll

Should the minimum wage for workers be raised in Illinois?

Yes
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium