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Minnesota Soybean Farmer Builds Relationships with Southeast Asian Buyers

When it comes to the global soy market, there are many things that Minnesota soybean farmer, Jamie Beyer, cannot control. Fortunately, building relationships and demand with buyers abroad is not one of them. She recently attended an industry event in Southeast Asia to meet the end users who buy U.S. Soy and show them that she wants to produce a product that meets their demands. She discusses the impact of casual conversations with buyers from Myanmar.

Jamie Beyer
Jamie Beyer

U.S. Soybean Farmer

Minnesota

Jamie Beyer and her husband Rodd farm near Wheaton, Minnesota. They have three daughters. The Beyers raise soybeans, corn, alfalfa, sugar beets and grapes, and dedicate about 10% of their farm to wildlife habitat. In addition to farming, Jamie works as the administrator of the local watershed district, working with government agencies and farmers to manage water and water quality. She also has served as a member of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association board since 2015.