The SEC Concept
The SEC concept helps growing markets in the Americas region address protein challenges and create “cascade of demand” for soy and soy-related products.
Here, participants can work to advance their careers, and food and agribusinesses can use the Soy Excellence Center of the Americas as a resource to help develop their talent.
While our mission is to foster the development of professionals who work in food and agriculture, our vision is to transform budding markets into stories of economic success. We know that education and professional development are paramount to witnessing that growth and achieving economic prosperity as businesses, communities, states or provinces and countries.
Many positions within food and agriculture, be it running equipment for a feed mill or formulating the feed rations for a pork or poultry operation, combine both the “art,” learned from years of on-the-job experience, and the “science,” learned from equipment manuals and nutrition books. The challenge today is that many employees don’t have the opportunity to learn the art and science in an apprentice-type setting from seasoned veterans. From a business’ perspective, employee turnover is a challenge and leaves a gap in that critical knowledge transfer.
The Soy Excellence Center of the Americas is the regional hub for this exchange of knowledge and building of professionals who take pride in what they do — provide the world with a sustainable source of high-quality protein, either in the form of food or as feed for animals.
In short, the center uniquely combines agricultural expertise, market opportunities and networking and connections.
Participants Say It Best
We want to bring together the soy knowledge, training and insights into one place for all our users across the Americas. But what’s more important is that our customers find the work we do valuable. Hear what they have to say.
The Soy Excellence Center of the Americas is one of four Soy Excellence Centers around the world. Other locations include the Middle East and North Africa, Nigeria and Southeast Asia.
Just two years ago, the concept was thought of in a brainstorming session amongst staff with the U.S. Soybean Export Council. There was some passion behind it, and when we began circulating the idea with our farmers and other investors, they quickly understood the value, need and opportunity for such a program.
This passion led a small group to begin building what today is the Soy Excellence Center, which is the result of a lot of time around the table, bringing the best minds in education, market development and food and agribusiness together and being customer-centric.
On behalf of the U.S. Soybean Export Council, our teams couldn’t be more excited to offer you and/or your team access to the best training for professional development and career advancement in the food and agribusiness sectors.