Soybeans are one of Minnesota’s most resourceful crops. That’s why they’re called “The Miracle Bean.” When it comes to soybeans, often times the versatility and impact of the crop is overlooked. Soybeans provide both oil and protein for humans and animals alike.
The Nicollet-Sibley County Corn & Soybean Growers found the lack of knowledge around the “Miracle Bean” as an opportunity to highlight the versatility of soy by hosting a Soy Sunday Fun Day.
“We want to continue to find ways to educate consumers, especially in our community,” said Kelsey Henke, secretary on the county board. “Our goal is to make this event interactive, fun and educational.”
Last year, the board hosted a Soy Sunday Fun Day where attendees snacked on soy-based foods, painted a canvas with soy-based paints and learned more about soybeans.
To amplify their efforts, this year’s March 26 event in Winthrop will highlight several soy-based products and end uses by allowing attendees to create a charcuterie board using soy-based stains and sealants. Attendees will also enjoy various cheeses during a personalized cheese class.
The event is free to attendees and is sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council and the soybean checkoff.
“We are excited to host another event and hope we get a great turnout,” Henke said.
Registration is now open. Register today: https://bit.ly/3kHV71T.
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: The Warehouse
106 N Carver St
Winthrop, MN 55396