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.

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.

“The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board created Arkansas Soybean Month to educate Arkansans about the more than 90-year history of soybeans in Arkansas,” Rusty Smith, chairman of the board and Prairie County soybean grower said. “We are proud of the work by our state’s soybean producers, and this month is one of the many ways we promote them and all facets of the industry.”

This year, the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board headed to Toad Suck, Arkansas to kick off Arkansas Soybean Month with a farm tour at Thrash Farms. See photos from the #ArSoyTour below as well as on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.

Throughout the month of November, we partner with restaurants across the state to promote our educational food program, the Kitchen | Fields Table Tour to encourage Arkansans to visit the restaurants to eat soy foods and soy-fed proteins like pork, beef, poultry and fish.

Watch our video below and click here to find out more about our Kitchen | Fields Table Tour.