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The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee (MSPC) is gearing up to help fairs go green with the Green Fair Project. “The Green Fair Project is an outreach to fairs in Michigan and what better way to go green than to use soy-based products,” said Kathy Maurer, Financial and Creative Director for MSPC.


Source: Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee

Contact: Kathy Maurer at 989-652-3294

 

Soybeans Helping Fairs Go Green!


The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee (MSPC) is gearing up to help fairs go green with the Green Fair Project.

“The Green Fair Project is an outreach to fairs in Michigan and what better way to go green than to use soy-based products,” said Kathy Maurer, Financial and Creative Director for MSPC.

The competitive grant closed on March 1, 2012 and the winners along with their fair dates are:

  • Barry County Fair, July 16 – 21
  • Bay County Fair and Youth Exposition, August 7 – 11
  • Berrien County Youth Fair, August 13 – 18
  • Chippewa County Fair, August 28 – September 5
  • Chippewa Stalwart Agri Fair Association, September 6 – 8
  • Eastern Michigan Fair, August 7 – 11
  • Emmet Charlevoix County Fair, August 17 – 26
  • Houghton County Fair Association, August 23 – 26
  • Ingham County Fair, July 30 – August 4
  • Jackson County Fair, August 5 – 11
  • Montmorency County Fair, August 14 – 18
  • Newaygo County Fair, August 4 – 11
  • Oakland County Fair Association, July 10 – 15
  • Ogemaw County Fair, August 12 – 18
  • Saginaw County Fair, July 31 – August 4
  • Saline Community Fair, August 28 – September 2
  • Thumb Soybean Festival, June 7 – 10
  • Wayne County Fair, August 6 – 11

“Each fair submitted an application for their projects,” Kathy continued. “Soy ink will be used in the printing of programs and flyers. Soy-based paints will be used to spruce up buildings along with soy foam insulation, soy roof coating, and soy building materials. A variety of soy cleaning products will be used, as well as dust control. Biodiesel will be used for the generators and transportation at the fairs.”

The Green Fair Project program was featured at the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan January 12-14, 2012. “The response has been exciting and we appreciated the opportunity to conduct roundtable discussions and participate in the exhibit hall to promote the Green Fair Project,” said Kathy. “Without the support of the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions we would not have more than doubled our response from last year’s program.”

Soy-based products are renewable and environmentally friendly. Two million acres of soybeans are grown in Michigan each year, making it the second largest crop in the state.

For more information on soy-based products visit our web site at www.michigansoybean.org. Michigan soybean farmers through their soybean checkoff have committed over $50,000 to the Green Fairs Project in 2012 with county fairs matching the funds dollar-for-dollar.