I am the General Manager of Zen-Noh Grain Corporations Export Terminal in Convent, Louisiana. I oversee the operations involved in exporting 12.5 million metric tons (450,000,000+/- bushels) of grains and oilseeds …
Kelsie Heath is a Management Trainee in our Operations department. She works in the Feed Ingredients division, where grain dust is taken from the corn and soybeans and made into a product for cattle. She is willing to help teachers by providing background information for lesson content and providing materials such as soybeans, oil, chemicals, etc. for lessons and labs.
Connecting the two allows students to see all the opportunities. Students will gain real-life experiences and knowledge about the industry. It also will provide teachers with knowledge to educate the students.
We need to make sure we have all the resources to produce enough crops not only for America, but for the world. It all starts with the farmers: if they aren’t having a good growing crop then competition will be greater in other countries. As the world population is growing we need to get creative on how to maximize yields for the farmer. Working in an export facility, it is important to see and understand that as the big picture.