Adam Krause - September 2022

Posted: 10/12/2022

Adam Krause – September 2022


Meet your Adopted Farmer Adam Krause! Adam gets up early to wash the pig barn. Then he gives us a glimpse of pigs arriving at his barn. It’s also time to harvest the crops.


Discussion Topic: Why does Adam need to clean the room in the barn in between groups of pigs? Check out this article for more information about sanitation in pig barns.

Discussion Topic: Adam was helping harvest the soybeans. What are soybeans used for?


Soybeans actually have hundreds of uses, from industrial products like engine oil to food products and animal feeds. Soybeans naturally are rich in protein and oil, and they have the highest natural source of dietary fiber, making them a versatile crop in terms of uses. When soybeans are processed, they typically are cleaned, cracked, dehulled and rolled into flakes. The process separates the oil and meal. The oil can be used in food products like salad dressing or cooking oils, or it can be used in countless industrial products. The meal, which contains the protein, can be used in food products or livestock feed.

            Check out this website for more common uses of soybeans.