Accessing Current and Future Cattle Markets
One of the highlights for Friday, March 16 at the Expo will be an educational seminar on market access programs to add value to your cattle. United Producers, Inc. and AllFlex USA, Inc. will jointly sponsor a seminar at 10:00 a.m. in the Voinovich Building (trade show sale ring). Topics discussed will include export qualifications and requirements, source and age requirements, and qualifying cattle for various value-added programs and the future trends of value-added programs. The featured speaker will be Doug Stanton, V.P. Sales and Business Development for Where Food Comes From, Inc., the leading agricultural and food verification and certification company in North America. Cattle feeders, cow/calf producers, backgrounders and everyone interested in the cattle industry is invited to attend.
Doug Stanton is the V.P. Sales and Business Development for Where Food Comes From, Inc., the leading agricultural and food verification and certification company in North America. Where Food Comes From, Inc. and its subsidiaries (IMI Global, International Certification Services, Sterling Solutions, Validus Verification Services SureHarvest and A Bee Organic) offer programs and services allowing tens of thousands of food producers across all types of commodities to meet specific market needs, including public standards, private brand initiatives and international trade requirements.
Doug has been involved from the ground up as WFCF has grown. He has managed the development and implementation of most of the verification product offerings under IMI Global, a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc, primarily focused in the beef industry. The array of verification programs includes Source and Age Verification, Non-Hormone Treated Cattle program for the EU, Verified Natural Beef, GAP 5-Step Animal Welfare Program, verification programs for feed claims, breed claims, and genetic indexing claims. He has also managed the identification, traceability, and chain of custody tied to product marketing claims of credence attributes. Additionally, Doug has managed and calibrated the auditor team for IMI Global. He now manages Sales and Business Development for the team.