Sparboe Farms was contacted by the Iowa State Fair Food Department and we were asked if we wanted to sponsor an egg contest and we said YES! Our contest is going to be “Eggs Around the World”
Here’s the description of the contest:
Eggs are an excellent, affordable source of high quality protein and are eaten by people all over the world. Each culture has their own ways of using eggs in meals throughout the day. Sparboe Farms, your local Iowa egg farmer, wants to know what your favorite internationally inspired egg dish is! We appreciate your participation in our contest and your support of Sparboe Farms – you can find Sparboe Farms brand eggs at your local grocery and convenience stores in Iowa.
Rules: Recipes must use at least 3 eggs and be inspired from an international recipe. Entries will be judged on taste (35%) presentation (35%) and creativity/international inspiration (30%) with cash prizes going to the top 3 entries. All entrants’ recipes will be featured in Sparboe’s recipe section at www.sparboe.com
The Iowa State Fair is in Des Moines, IA and runs from August 8-18, 2013. If you live in Iowa, stay tuned to find out when our contest will take place and stop by and see what we’re sure will be an amazing bunch of entries!
The Hand that Feeds Us is an online publication that strives to educate the urban media on the important role agriculture plays. They work to correct misinformation and dispel myths about agriculture.
We were contacted by one of their journalists who wanted to do an article on the egg industry. Beth answered some of her questions and we are quoted in the article.
Check it out here: http://www.thehandthatfeedsus.org/farming_america-Eggs-Edible.cfm
Aptly named – The Craziest Fundraiser Ever – 70 scouting supporters rappelled 23 stories from atop the Ecolab Building in St. Paul on Friday, September 7 to provide financial support and showcase some of Scouting’s fun and adventure. This was the first time ever such an event was held in the Twin Cities.
Participants each raised at least $1,000 in pledges to take part. The funds raised benefit Northern Star Council, BSA, as well as raised awareness of Scouting programs, while giving participants the thrill of a lifetime. Participants ranged from high school students (ages 16 and older) to two individuals over the age of 68. Among some of the remarkable rappellers were Doug Baker, CEO of Ecolab and Northern Star Council Board Members Jim Bradshaw, Roger Green and Bill Brody.
The Double Dog Dare was well covered by community media including front page stories on both the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune, video highlights on three television stations – KSTP 5, WCCO 4 and KARE 11 – as well as a lot of buzz on radio and social media. Check out photos of the event: http://www.northernstarbsa.org/News.aspx?articleID=1319