Kansas Soybean Update

(Jamie) Welcome back to Farm Factor and the Kansas Soybean Update.
(Greg Akagi) This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s bought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Susan Sankey, General Manager at the Kansas State Fair joins us. Susan, the Kansas Soybean Commission is the sponsor of the State Fair’s Invent a Heart Healthy Food Competition that’s taking place during the fair. (Susan Sankey) That’s right, Greg. We’ve got that contest; it’s one of our featured contests for our foods division during the fair. (Greg) What is the basis of this contest? Obviously the main thing would be using soy foods. (Susan) Right. We want to showcase the use of heart-healthy soy products in daily life and we encourage people to create a recipe or make a food; it’s got to be a main dish, a dessert, or an easy snack that they enter at the fair. (Greg) There are some minimum things that they need to have in their recipe itself. (Susan) Right. We encourage the use of at least a cup of the quantity of a cup of one soy ingredient, but the minimum is at least a half a cup so it’s got to be at least a half of a cup of a soy-based product in the class that they enter. (Greg) They also in their typed recipe to have some specifics that they need to have in there as well. (Susan) Correct. We asked them to state the brand name of the soy product that’s used and to attach that label or the cash register receipt to the back of the recipe that they enter in the fair. (Greg) There are three different categories and the judging criteria, what’s that look like? (Susan) The judging criteria is really great. The judges look for the originality in the use of soy products in whatever is made. They look for flavor, of course, flavor is always good, and also the ease of the preparation. They want the things that are made for this contest to be easy to prepare, have good flavor, and also to be original in the use of the soy product. (Greg) Another great thing is cash prizes awarded too. (Susan) Oh that’s right. For first place for the main dish, the winner gets $125, for the dessert, $75, and for the quick and easy snack division, $50, and then we also award cash prizes for second and third place. (Greg) The contest itself will take place Monday, September 12th, 8:00AM until noon. Is that the time they can get their entries in? (Susan) Contestants who enter this contest can come in with what they’ve made from eight o’clock until noon on Monday, September 12th and then the judging starts promptly at one o’clock. (Greg) Susan, is there a deadline for anyone who wants to enter this to be able to do that? (Susan) Sure, the contest is free to enter until August 15th. We’ll also accept late entries until August 25th with a late fee. (Greg) That is Susan Sankey, General Manager at the Kansas State Fair, giving us a preview of the Invent a Heart Healthy Food Competition, which is being sponsored by the Kansas Soybean Commission. This has been another edition of the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s bought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Learn more at KansasSoybeans.org. For Kansas Soybeans, I’m Greg Akagi.
(Jamie) Hope you enjoyed this week’s Kansas Soybean Update. After this break we’ll catch up with Kyle Bauer and Dr. Justin Smith with the Kansas Department of Ag.

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