ARKANSAS SOYBEAN MONTH 2020
November has been proclaimed as Arkansas Soybean Month by Governor Hutchinson to acknowledge the soybean industry and the economic impact it has in the state of Arkansas. Each year, millions of acres of soybeans are harvested, bringing in billions to our state's economy. ASPB invites all Arkansans to join in the celebration of Arkansas's soybean producers by exploring its website throughout November.
There, you can find recipes, learn about the many careers in agriculture, listen to podcasts on the latest research and meet the leaders who serve on the ASPB. Also, be sure to watch The Soybean Brand Documentary, a short, two-and-a-half minute video offering a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to sustain this valuable industry.
More than corn, rice, sorghum and wheat combined, soybeans rank as the state’s largest row crop. Approximately half of Arkansas's soybeans are exported, while the rest remain within the state to be produced into vegetable oil or soyfeed for Arkansas livestock and poultry.
A Special Message From Donald Morton
Welcome to Arkansas Soybean Month 2020! As we near the end of 2020, I can’t help but feel proud. Arkansas producers have persevered through the chaos of 2020.
But, we have adjusted, and we have done it well. And that—working even harder in the midst of uncertainty and challenge—that’s how you build character. That’s what makes me so proud, folks. So, let’s come together next month to celebrate US.
Read the Special Edition Bean Brief here.
"Soybeans are increadibly important to the state, contributing over $2 billion dollars for our state’s economy each year, with soybean producers producing over 3 million acres each year for our state."
– Wes Ward, Secretary of Agriculture
We kicked off Arkansas Soybean Month 2020 with a visit to Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward’s office at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. Pictured above is Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward (right) and Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board Administrator Mark Lambert (left) posing for a photo during a proclamation presentation held Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture in Little Rock.
Don't Miss Out on Our Soy Recipe Contest!
High in protein, amino acids, and energy, soy is one of the healthiest foods around – and it tastes great, too! In celebration of Arkansas Soybean Month, the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board invites you to enter its Soy Recipe Contest. Whether you like tofu, edamame or soy milk – visit our recipes page and show us how you enjoy soy. All recipes will be shared during November on ASPB’s Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded to the recipes with the most likes. What are you waiting for? Get your soy on!
Prizes for the winners:
3rd: Soybean Swag Bag
How to Sign Up
- Choose a soy-based recipe or create your own (Soy-based recipes = one soy ingredient required).
- Make a video of yourself preparing your recipe (5 minutes or less please).
- Submit your video, typed recipe of the dish prepared in the video, and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org including: name, email, address and phone. The deadline to submit is November 23rd, 2020.
- By entering our contest, you agree to our terms and conditions to use your submitted materials on our social media. Click here for our terms and conditions.
This year during Soybean Month, we’re partnering with the Arkansas FFA Foundation to support the sustainable growth of our most important commodity – our youth in agriculture! Follow the link below to learn how you can support the Arkansas FFA financially through its Bushels for the Blue campaign.
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