Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program sponsors an annual culinary contest at the Wisconsin State Fair. This year’s contest theme was “Thyme for Fun-Fair-Fetti Bean Salad Celebration.”
Participants must use Wisconsin products in the dish and write a paper on how the products are grown or produced. The culinary contest was held on Friday, August 3 and there were nine
entries in this year’s competition.
Beth Campbell, Belleville, won first place and $100 for her Kind of Corny Green Bean Salad. Elizabeth Thims of Waukesha placed second and earned $50 for her Chili Bean Salad. Bonnie Papala of Cudahy won third prize and $25 for her Bonnie’s Best Bean Salad.
Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program provides teachers and students K-12 with an understanding of how their food is produced. The program seeks to work within existing curricula to provide basic information on our nation’s largest industry: agriculture.