Wednesday, August 10, 2011

State Fair 2011

Thanks to the great folks at Indiana Soybean Alliance, the husband and I spent some time at the Indiana State Fair this week. We started the day off with breakfast thanks to IN Dairy. Then we spent some time checking out everything in the Our Land Pavilion. For those who are outside of Indiana, it's basically a central gathering of Indiana commodities and resources. Have gardening questions? The Purdue Master Gardeners are on hand to help you out. Interested in some Indiana duck, diary, or wine? Yep, they're all there too. Maybe you want to know about Indiana environmental management or conservation. They're on hand to tell you all you want to know.

In the Pavilion, we got to try out some foods fried in Plenish. What's Plenish?

"...a Pioneer® brand soybean with a healthier oil profile and increased oil stability. Plenish™ high oleic soybean oil has 0g trans fat, less saturated fat and the highest amount of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat available in soy. "

Speaking of's the Year of the Soybean at the Indiana State Fair! No trip to the fair would be complete without a Bennie the Bean spotting!

While making our way through the fair, I saw the most amazing sign....Fried Cookie Dough. Isn't that the best part of fairs? Random foods, deep fried into ooey, gooey goodness?

Next came lunch, thanks to Indiana Pork, Dairy, and Beef. To finish off the afternoon, some of the great ladies over at Real Farmwives of America gave some great tours of the livestock barns. We had a great day hanging out with some fellow Indiana bloggers and exploring the Indiana State Fair!

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ann said...

Haven't made it to that Bldg yet but it is on my bucket list. Glad the bloggers had a good time. Sorry I missed it

Lana said...

Looks like you had a great time!