Left to right: Steve Nelson, president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation, Greg Ibach, director of the Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture, USMEF’s Kyung Ja Moon and Larry E. Sitzman, executive director of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association
Last week, a USMEF-sponsored team of South Korean pork buyers traveled throughout the United States visiting numerous pork plants and representatives. Larry E. Sitzman, executive director of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, served as the lead in organizing a welcome dinner for the team. Sitzman received a gift of appreciation for helping host the team in Lincoln, Nebraska. Several Nebraska pork producers were on hand to meet with the team. In addition, the National Pork Producers Council, the Nebraska Farm Bureau, the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture were represented.
John Hinners, USMEF assistant vice president, industry relations, met the team in Lincoln and commented:
“The work done by USMEF in international markets is greatly helped by having domestic partners who are willing to give our international guests a warm welcome. By bringing this team to the Midwest, we were able to showcase our red meat products and tell the story of our high quality, grain-fed pork, its superior taste and its consistent supply. Programs like these deepen relationships we have forged in the past and build a more prosperous future for both buyer and seller.”