Ohio Corn & Wheat (OCW) is committed to showcasing the best of Ohio agriculture on a global scale. In October, OCW and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) hosted 10 international trade team members from Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Senegal.

The visit gave the trade team the opportunity to tour agricultural operations and facilities across Northwest Ohio—including The Andersons Maumee grain terminal, Stuckey Family Farm, POET Bioprocessing in Leipsic, Bridgewater Dairy and Truckor Family Farms.

Each year, OCW hosts multiple trade team visits with potential buyers from all over the globe. This event was 2022’s third in-person international trade team visit hosted by OCW and its partner organizations, with a trade team from Mexico visiting in June and another team from Colombia visiting in July.

This event also shined a spotlight on corn growers and facilities in the local community, garnering media attention from the Toledo Blade and WTOL 11.

Africa Trade Visit

These international visits are the perfect example of Ohio Corn Checkoff and Ohio Small Grains Checkoff dollars at work. By showcasing Ohio-grown crops, OCW is expanding crucial export markets for growers.

“We’re proud of the partnership with U.S. Grain Council on this event, and we look forward to seeing how this visit will lead to sustained relationships with the trade team,” said Tadd Nicholson, executive director for OCW. “Our Ohio corn and small grains community has much to offer. We’re proud to work on their behalf as we continue building trade connections around the world.”