Iowa State Fair celebrates farmers with canned food creation
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At the exhibit, fairgoers have the opportunity to visit with farmers, register for prizes and make cash donations to the Iowa Food Bank Association. Every one dollar donated allows food banks to distribute up to $15 worth of food to hungry Iowans.
Sponsors of “Together We CAN!” include the Iowa Soybean Association, Midwest Dairy Association, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Hy-Vee, Syngenta, Iowa State Fair, Iowa Food Bank Association and United Soybean Board. Canstruction® is a non-profit organization that holds annual design-and-build competitions to construct giant-sized structures made entirely of canned food.
“Celebrity” builders also made an appearance at Canstruction®'s first Iowa State Fair exhibit, including Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and members of Casting Crowns, a Grammy-award winning Christian rock band.
“Farmers are committed to continually improving how they provide food and providing wholesome food for everyone,” Putze said. “It's a tremendous success story, and what better way to share that story than the Iowa State Fair.”
For more information about the Iowa FFP and the “Together We CAN!” Iowa State Fair exhibit, go to www.iowafoodandfamily.com or www.facebook.com/foodnfamilies.
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