HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A top Hattiesburg company that makes organic-based products to increase crop yields is hosting a training seminar which is attracting people from across the globe.
Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. is holding a two-day event at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.
More than 80 people from the U.S., Asia, South America and the Middle East are attending.
The company makes SumaGrow, a substance containing native soil microbes, which produces greater crop yields and decreases the need for traditional fertilizers.
Attendees are gaining knowledge about the product and are learning business development and marketing skills to sell it worldwide.
"We have two tracks," said Lou Elwell, CEO of Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. "One is technical, so the people who want to learn more about how the products work and talk to the Ph.D's and speak their language. And the other track is business, what are the benefits of the product, sales pitches and that type of thing."
He also said the company plans on growing in the Hub City.
"We are buying more equipment in our existing facility and we are looking at building a new factory in Hattiesburg, so we are definitely committed."
Product development at the company started in 2000 and field trials started in 2003. Sales began in 2010.