Date: October 8, 2013
Media Contact: Linda Funk
Flavorful Insight, 515-491-8636
Interviews & photos
available upon request.
Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Pod to Plate Tour October 14
Who: All available for interviews:
Dr. Mark Messina, PhD, MS., Executive Director, Soy Nutrition Institute and President, Nutrition Matters, Inc.
Allan Arndt, Co-owner, Beef and Crop Farmer, Arndt Farms
William MacFarlane, Owner and President, MacFarlane Pheasants
Bo DeLong, Vice President of Grain Operations, The DeLong Company
Linda Funk, Executive Director, The Soyfoods Council
When: Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Arndt Farms, soybean, vegetable grower and beef farm, 5215 S. Read Road, Janesville, WI 53546
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. MacFarlane Pheasants Farm, America’s largest pheasant farm, 2521 U.S. 51, Janesville, WI 53546
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Pheasant & Soyfoods Lunch, Janesville Country Club, and nutrition research of soy protein.
2:30 – 4 p.m. The DeLong Company, elevator, exporter and processor, 601 Delco Drive, Clinton, WI 53525
What: This all-day tour provides foodservice and grocery professionals, dietitians and culinary students a firsthand understanding of the importance of the soybean and livestock value chain in Wisconsin. The tour will show how soybeans grow in farm fields, are utilized as feed for livestock and poultry operations, and food for human consumption.
About: Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) is a grassroots, farmer-led organization that leads efforts in soybean research and the expansion of soybean market opportunities. For more information, visit www.wisoybean.org.