User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

63° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options




[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Most Popular Today

Business Owner Prepares For China Trade Mission

May 5, 2014, 5:10 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Business Owner Prepares For China Trade Mission

The governor will join representatives from South Dakota businesses this week on his third trade mission to China.

Sunflower seeds from Huron company Advanced Sunflower could be in China in the future. At least that's what one of its owners is hoping for following the trade mission.

"We're trying to get some access to markets that we probably wouldn't have without that. And it is great for jobs," co-owner Danny Dale said.

Dale says a representative from China visited with him last year and showed interest in purchasing more than 20 million pounds of sunflower seeds a year.  It isn't a done deal yet, which is a big reason Dale would like to visit the country in person.

"A lot of times people like to do business with somebody that they've met face to face," Dale said. "Hopefully that leads to something bigger in the future."

That could lead to bigger opportunities back here in South Dakota. If deals go through in China, Dale says he’d have to hire more people.

"We have 38 employees now and we're hoping to keep drawing people in because we are expanding. And if we get some hits on this trip, we'll probably have to build more capacity into our current plants or build another plant potentially," Dale said.

That could mean the addition of another ten workers. Dale is anxious to arrive in China and get a feel for how realistic that possibility is.

Dale plans to work with a Watertown company that has different kinds of seeds and also has a representative going on the trade mission. He says they might help each other appeal to more customers and in turn, create more South Dakota jobs.

Previous Story

Next Story


Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Former Sioux Falls Executive Investigated For Animal Abuse

8/28/2014 4:15 PM

A former Hot Stuff/Orion Foods President is being investigated for dog abuse in Canada.

Full Story
Westward Ho Country Club Changes Name

8/28/2014 12:56 PM

The Westward Ho Country club in Sioux Falls is changing its name to The Country Club of Sioux Falls.  Members were notified of the change on Thur...

Full Story
Cattle Spooked By LifeLight Noise

8/30/2014 3:58 PM

Farmers say the annual music event is louder this year, and it's causing some problems with their cattle.

Full Story
Sanford And First PREMIER Bank Hosting Concert For Employees

8/29/2014 11:30 AM

Employees from two Sioux Falls employers have an opportunity to see a private concert with two country headliners at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

Full Story
Car vs Bus Crash Injures Two Teens

8/26/2014 6:00 PM

Two Iowa teenagers are hospitalized after colliding with a school bus early Tuesday morning.  It happened just east of Inwood on 240th Street at ...

Full Story | Watch