Grain buyers from across the globe have converged on Illinois for the Illinois Grain tour, and one of their stops Tuesday morning was GSI in Assumption. About 30 people from all over the world got to see a short presentation on the history of GSI and take a tour of the Assumption facility.
Terry English is an International Marketing Representative with the Illinois Department of Agriculture. He says the stop at GSI is just a part of the statewide tour that shows these people the process of producing the grain from planting to harvesting to consumption.
GSI’s North American Director of Commercial Ag Scott Becker says it’s always a big deal to have international visitors at your business, and he believes helping the customers have an understanding of how the product is made makes for a more loyal customer.
The tour started Monday at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam in Alton, and will end Thursday in Chicago, with other stops in Edwardsville, Auburn, Decatur, Hennepin, and Des Plaines in between.