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Iowa Soybean Research Center

in collaboration with the Iowa Soybean Association


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                                 A celebration of soy!
          10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Cy at SoyFest 2021

The ISRC will host its second biennial SoyFest on August 23 from 10am-2pm near Parks Library on the ISU campus. The event is held in August to coincide with Soybean Month in Iowa and the first week of classes at Iowa State University. Join the ISRC staff, ISRC affiliates/ISU researchers, student groups and soy-related businesses as we celebrate all things soy.

This fun and educational experience began in 2021 and was a huge hit with students. The one-day, festival-style event is held on ISU’s central campus near Parks Library in order to involve students and to show the many uses of soy including new and everyday uses. SoyFest will feature a free cookout, SoyFest ice cream and soy-related snacks, robotic and technological demonstrations, giveaways, a photo booth, carnival games, a special prize drawing for students, a visit by Cy and more.

Following is a list of businesses and student groups that will be at SoyFest 2023: The Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Food & Family Project, ISU Creamery, Okabashi Shoes, Corteva, Old Capitol Food Co., HyVee, Agricultural Research Service - U.S. Department of Agriculture and ISU Clubs: Agronomy, Culinary, Dietetics and Food Science. The ISRC is also excited to host the research labs of Eric Cochran, chemical and biological engineering; Arti and Danny Singh, agronomy; Daren Mueller, Erin Hodgson and Matt O’Neal, plant pathology, entomology and microbiology; Lie Tang, agricultural and biosystems engineering and ISU Extension’s Randall Cass. Each will provide hands-on learning experiences and demonstrations.

If you or your organization would like to support and/or participate in SoyFest, email Jill Cornelis.

We need your help!

Donors, sponsors & volunteers

If you would like to help SoyFest with a monetary donation, or if your organization would like to help with the event, host a booth, or provide giveaway items, please contact us at the email or phone number below. Soy-related giveaways, samples, games and displays are encouraged! We would love to have you as a sponsor of SoyFest and would credit your support in signage displayed at the event.

Contact Us! Phone: 515-294-7318 or Email:


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