Marketing & Communications Iowa Adventure

The first part of this week, the NSR Marketing & Communications team took a road trip to Montezuma, Iowa, to tour our new printing facilities – Sutherland Companies. Dave Sutherland, Sr., and his son, Dave, Jr., will oversee the printing of Seedstock EDGE starting with the June issue.

Along with Katie, Steve and I, we had our summer intern, Taylor Fritsch, along for the trip. After a long afternoon on the road Monday, we stayed at the Amana Colonies in Iowa, where we found abundant support for pork products ... including Baconnaise, bacon balm, bacon lollipops and several other "pig" products.

Tuesday morning we made the short jaunt south of I-80 to Montezuma, where we met “The Daves” at Sutherland’s printing facilities. Dave, Sr., gave us a tour of the plant, where we got to see the entire production process behind printing, binding and mailing a magazine. We were even fortunate enough to see the June issue of Seedstock EDGE rolling “hot off the press” and undergoing inspection by the print technicians.

The M&C crew got to see one of the June Seedstock EDGE press plates before the magazine started printing!

Pages of the June issue of SE hot off the press!

One of the print techs makes sure every page of SE is printed to the highest standards.

We had a great time visiting Dave, Sr., and his crew at Sutherland Companies!

This was a great learning experience and a fun team building trip for the M&C crew. We are really excited about working with Sutherland Companies to improve the quality, look and features of Seedstock EDGE to better serve our breeders. Look for the June issue at World Pork Expo and let us know what you think!

Until next time,


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