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US Grains Tour 2017

Knowledge is Power

Designed to harness business, industry and production know-how, Rabobank’s National Grains Tour brings together leading Australian grain producers for a dynamic two week tour through the Midwest farming land of the United States. 

This inaugural tour will begin in St Louis, Missouri, heartland of Rabo AgriFinance, traveling through Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota, finishing in the city of Chicago.

You will meet local US farmers on their properties and learn about their business.

Experience & Networks

As the world’s leading bank for Food & Agribusiness; Rabobank has networks across the globe. We can open gates in almost any farming community and agribusiness industry. 

The tour will incorporate visits and presentations from; Rabobank’s US clients, grains processing outfits, major agri-chemical businesses, seed producers, processors, grain facilities and markets.  

You will get to experience the local culture and events like the Farm Progress Show (America’s largest outdoor farm event), a baseball match, tour through Mark Twain’s hometown and journey alongside the mighty Mississippi River. 

You will also have valuable opportunities to mix with Rabo’s own US based Food & Agribusiness Analysts and Rural Managers and the chance to get to know and learn from fellow Australian grain producers.

Join Us

Explore the land of corn, soy beans and large-scale livestock and horticulture operations and learn about:

  • Farming and production, infrastructure and scale
  • Multiplicity in the grain industry supply chain
  • Grain markets and wheat trade
  • Dynamics of ethanol, beer and whiskey production
  • Grain processing and storage
  • Innovation and technology

Tour Dates & Details

 Sunday 20, August 2017 from St Louis, Missouri
 Thursday 31, August 2017 in Chicago, Illinois
 Tour fee**:
 AUD 7,750 (including taxes)

**Cost per person includes; 12 night’s single accommodation and most meals, ground transport from tour start, leisure passes/activities, farm tours and industry visits, one internal flight, tour guides and guest speakers. 

Want more information?

Contact your Rabobank Rural Manager or email Nerida Sweetapple

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