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Eric Slater

Eric Slater

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 …

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Kelsie Heath

Kelsie Heath

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 …

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Barges, Trains and Trucks: Moving soybeans

Barges, Trains and Trucks: Moving soybeans

Why is transportation for commodity crops so critical? Infrastructure is critical to the functions of the country, in particular the shipment of commodity crops such as soybeans. This unit introduces students to several types of infrastructure that are …

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Global trade in agriculture

Global trade in agriculture

Where did your food come from? How far did it travel? Many people are thinking about these questions prompted by the mantra “Buy Local.” But much of our food has been shipped by barge, ridden on rails and rolled on the road…

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Flooding impacts soybean transportation

Flooding impacts soybean transportation

Learn about the way recent flooding has affected soybean transportation from Ohio to China in this NPR story. Your students can see how natural disasters here affect transportation and the …

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New eyes in an ag world: a social studies teacher visits Commodity Classic

New eyes in an ag world: a social studies teacher visits Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic is “America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show”. Held this year in New Orleans, it attracted 9770 participants, one of whom was Matt Martin, a social studies teacher …

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Destinations of soybeans

Destinations of soybeans

Do you know where the soybeans grown here in Ohio end up? All over the world! John Motter, Treasurer of The United Soybean Board (USB), explains how far and wide …

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Shipping soybeans is no small matter

Shipping soybeans is no small matter

From nearby farms here in Ohio, soybeans are in for an interesting journey, and it takes a LOT of people to make it happen! One of the key players is …

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Learn about managing grain exports

Learn about managing grain exports

Eric Slater, General Manager of Zen-Noh Grain Corporations Export Terminal in Convent, Louisiana talks about his job and how students can prepare for careers.

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Career advice: be open to trying new things

Career advice: be open to trying new things

Zen-Noh Grains Exporters’ Kelsie Heath tells about her educational background and career path. She has some advice for students.