KS Soybean Update with Charlene Patton

(Jamie) Welcome back to Farm Factor and the Kansas Soybean Update.
(Greg) This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Joining us now is Charlene Patton, Consumer Media Specialist with the Kansas Soybean Commission and Charlene the month of April is here and that means it’s National Soy Foods Month. (Charlene) The Kansas Soybean Commission is just delighted to have this event where we can discuss soy and encourage consumers to include soy in their diet and then tell them a little bit about the variety of soy foods that are out there. This year we have two exciting and very neat booklets that we’re offering to consumers and they can call our 800 number to get those, but we always have the new soy foods guide that comes available during the month of April and this year it’s even bigger than it has been before. It’s just a wonderful booklet; it’s 36 pages of information. With the soy foods guide this year, I think it’s going to be of particular interest for consumers because it really targets the athlete and you’ll see runners on the front cover of it with a feature story, “Building Muscle with Soy.” Lots of great information there for those that are athletes and even those of us who are not that are interested in a healthy lifestyle. Another chart that’s in there, there’s “Ten Easy Protein Snacks” that gives a chart for how to include those heathy snacks during the day for all of us. But then there’s some other great articles in there, articles that farm families will love and it’s called, “Family Values on the Family Farm.” Lots of great information, recipes. I think one of the great parts about the soy food guides every year is that for consumers that want to know how do they make edamame, or how do they make soy milk? There’s always information there on each of the soy foods that give the information. Then there is a chart with the composition because people like to see OK, for example soy milk, how much calcium is in soy milk? So, it makes it a really handy reference book and it’s available free from the Kansas Soybean Commission. In addition to that this year, we have another booklet. It’s a four-color recipe booklet that we’ll be mailing with that and it’s called “Simply Soy Foods.” The Kansas Soybean Commission was one of three state checkoff programs to help sponsor this book and we have a recipe in there, it’s a recipe that won the national “Festival of Breads: Soy Food Feature Recipe.” It’s the Kale Goat Cheese Artisan Olive Bread. (Greg) And that number to call if you’d like either one of those booklets, 877-KSSOYBEANS and that was Charlene Patton, Consumer Media Specialist with the Kansas Soybean Commission on the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought 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 the break we’ll join Kyle and K-State’s Dr. Dale Blasi.

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