SEGMENT: BACKGROUND, CROPS, & ACTIVITIES

Dr. Peter Goldsmith>LPL Interviews A-M>LPL Interviews A-J, Segment 8

SEGMENT: BACKGROUND, CROPS, & ACTIVITIES,

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BACKGROUND
After graduating, worked with a 90 head Holstein herd in central OH. Worked in Ecuador for 2.5 years in the coastal region. Worked with artificial insemination on cattle, horses, pigs. Worked with dairy records after he came back. Became a professor at McGill University in Montreal. Started teaching at U of I in the academic year 1999-2000. Is the Executive Director of the National Soybean Research Laboratory. NSRL is reaching out to help people understand soybeans. Joined the Peace Corps. Taught large animal husbandry in Ecuador. Always wanted to join Peace Corps. Influenced by mother. Became a graduate student; offered an assistantship and started studying economics at Ohio State.
ACTIVITIES
Traveled to Norway and Ecuador for farming; didn't learn any life lessons in Norway, but says he learned about the world and responsibility otherwise.
CROPS
Talks about soybeans and how they are marketable and how the NSRL is reaching out to the world on the importance of soybeans. Explains why soybeans seem more important than corn nowadays. Sees soybean supply overseas important.