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Eggs Around the World

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!

By |February 11th, 2013|Sparboe News|0 Comments

We’re 75% of the way there on “Fill the Truck”

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We are excited to announce that we are 75% of the way to filling the truck! As a reminder, this campaign is with our customer, Fareway, and together we are donating a truckload of eggs to the Iowa Food Bank Association to feed families in need.

The campaign has been mentioned in TV, radio and print media outlets and was even mentioned in our industry publication put out by CEAM and The Shelby Report, which is a grocery industry publication.

If you live near a Fareway, help us get that last 25% and purchase a dozen eggs so that we can make this important donation to the community in Iowa.

By |February 8th, 2013|Sparboe News|0 Comments

“Fill the Truck” campaign kicks off today!

SPARBOE FARMS PARTNERS WITH FAREWAY STORES TO FILL THE TRUCK!

Sparboe Farms is honored to partner with Fareway Stores on a donation initiative providing eggs to families in need.

Des Moines, Iowa January 7, 2013 – Beginning on January 8, 2013, with any size carton of Sparboe Farms eggs purchased at any Fareway store, Sparboe Farms will donate eggs through the Iowa Food Bank Association, which supports many of the communities where Fareway has stores. The goal is to fill an entire semi-truck with eggs – that is nearly 20,000 dozen eggs!

Many local families are unable to feed their families fresh food, especially in the winter months. Fresh eggs are the perfect protein, providing healthy nutrition and, with a low glycemic index, they help you feel fuller longer.

Giving back to the community is a core value for both Sparboe Farms and Fareway Stores. They are excited to work together to feed so many families.

About Sparboe Farms: Sparboe Farms is a family-owned Midwestern company that has been producing fresh shell eggs and egg products since 1954. With farms in Iowa, Minnesota and Colorado we are proud to provide nutritious, wholesome and affordable eggs to feed America’s families.

Find more information at www.sparboe.com, www.fareway.com, www.iowafba.org or on these company’s respective Facebook pages.

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By |January 7th, 2013|Sparboe News|0 Comments

Sparboe Farms to be on Lifetime Network’s “The Balancing Act” morning show

Today our President, Beth Schnell, filmed a short segment all about EGGS for a Lifetime Network show called “The Balancing Act” What a cool opportunity!! Can’t wait for it to air next month! Check out the Balancing Act’s website here

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By |January 4th, 2013|Sparboe News|0 Comments

Sparboe is recognized by Second Harvest for Pallet of the Month Participation

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Second Harvest, a hunger relief organization serving Minnesota and Wisconsin, recognized Sparboe Farms as one of the founding members of the pallet of the month program. Through this program, Sparboe donates a pallet of eggs each month to Second Harvest. The eggs are distributed to families and other food banks in need of fresh food. Other members of the pallet of the month program include Ralcorp Baking, Con-Agra, Land O’Lakes, Dakota Growers Pasta Co., General Mills, and Kemps.

Second Harvest hosted a ‘thank you’ luncheon on Wednesday, November 28. The pallet of the month program provided 127,000 meals this past year and our participation is greatly appreciated. Sparboe was mentioned in their blog post http://blog.2harvest.org/pallet-of-the-month-club-members-continue-commitment-to-fighting-hunger/

By |December 5th, 2012|Sparboe News|0 Comments

Sparboe contributes to an article on the future of the egg industry

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

By |November 6th, 2012|Sparboe News|0 Comments

Sparboe supports the Run for the Roses in Ames, IA

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Run for the Roses is an event held each year in Iowa to raise money for Arthritis Research Grants. 10k and 5k races and a kids run are hosted by Alpha Omicron Pi and the Ames Area Running Club. Participants get a t-shirt, a rose and an omelet breakfast prepared by the sorority girls. Sparboe Farms provides aprons, spatulas and eggs to feed all the hungry racers and their families.

Thank you to Sheila in our sales area for ensuring Sparboe Farms continues to support this great cause.

By |October 18th, 2012|Sparboe News|0 Comments

Sparboe attends the national NPIP conference in New Orleans

NPIP (National Poultry Improvement Plan) was established in the early 1930′s and is a group representing cooperating State agencies and poultry industry members. NPIP serves as an essential function by acting as a liaison between the poultry industry and the Department in matters pertaining to poultry health.

The 2012 conference was held on September 25-27 in New Orleans, LA and our Director of Production and Production Compliance Specialist were in attendance. Sparboe Farms was a delegate for Minnesota and voted on a number of recommendations to improve the NPIP program.

Topics for discussion included:
1. Salmonella testing
2. Technical Committee report
3. Avian influenza
4. USDA regulatory review

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By |October 8th, 2012|Sparboe News|0 Comments

Sparboe sponsors “Double Dog Dare” to raise funds and scouting visibility

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

By |September 3rd, 2012|Sparboe News|0 Comments