Governor Tim Walz is leading an agriculture delegation in Australia.
Mankato’s Minnesota Soybean is on the trip across the globe with 27 other state organizations.
The mission hopes to build new business relations in various Australian industries, such as medical technology, clean technology, higher education and agriculture. Last year, Australia was Minnesota’s 13th largest market for good and 19th largest market for agricultural products.
Minnesota Soybean officials say they don’t have a business partnership with Australians, which is something they hope to change on the trip.
This is Minnesota’s first ever trade mission to Australia. The delegates will come back to Minnesota around November 18th.