Give Now

Soybean in the Spotlight at the Indiana State Fair

The soybean will be in the spotlight at the Indiana State Fair this year. Fair-goers can learn about all the different uses for soybeans. Most of the oil used to deep fry those corn dogs and elephant ears is actually soybean oil. A new healthier soybean oil called plenish will be featured this year. Megan Kuhn of the Indiana Soybean Alliance says soybeans have many uses.

“They go to feed animals, they go to feed humans, and they go to all these cool products like bio-diesel, they‘re in paint, they‘re in carpet backing, seat foam in cars, just everywhere soy beans can be found,” she said.

The little bean packs a lot of power into Indiana’s economy, bringing in $3.1 billion dollars.

Want to contact your legislators about an issue that matters to you? Find out how to contact your senators and member of Congress here.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From