Join a conference call with the ISA trade delegation in China

March 19, 2012


Join a conference call

with the ISA trade delegation in China

DATE: Monday, March 19

TIME:  10 a.m.


The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) invites you to join a conference call as members of the ISA trade delegation, along with Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, call in to report from China. Because it will be late evening in China, highlights of the call will be reports on a number of high level meetings the group will have had that day with government officials, including the Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce and the Minister of Agriculture.

In addition to Lt. Gov. Reynolds, ISA representatives participating in the call will be Dean Coleman of Humboldt, board president; Mark Jackson of Rose Hill, president-elect; Kirk Leeds, CEO; and Grant Kimberly, director of market development.

The Iowa Soybean Association began planning this trip last fall, and the recent trip to Iowa by Vice President Xi allows the opportunity for this trip to continue the dialogue between Iowa and China. During that highly publicized trip, Vice President Xi met Lt. Gov. Reynolds and other members of this ISA trade delegation. His trip included a visit at the Kimberley family farm at Maxwell. Grant Kimberley, who is participating in the trade mission, is one of the members of that farm family.

China is the world’s biggest soybean importer; approximately one in every four rows of U.S. soybeans going to China.  Iowa is the U.S.’s leading soy-producing state.

To join the call, dial 866-789-6061. When prompted, enter the code 3231167#.

For planning purposes, we ask you to please RSVP to LeAnn Strother at if you plan to participate.

In addition, a website for the trip has been created. Follow the trade team’s progress by checking out their daily blog entries, Twitter feeds and audio interviews at

To learn more about ISA, visit its website at

The Iowa Soybean Association develops policies and programs that help farmers expand profit opportunities while promoting environmentally sensitive production using the soybean checkoff and other resources. The Association is made up of 10,000 farmer members and is governed by an elected volunteer board of 21 farmers.

Funded by the soybean checkoff.