Fill’er Up at the Only Drive-Thru Offering Breakfast & Biofuels

Join the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and detour over to the Indiana State Fair on Friday, Aug. 13 from 6–8 a.m. for the 15th Annual World’s Largest Drive-Thru Breakfast! With help from the Indiana Beef Council, the Indiana State Poultry Association, Milk Promotions Services of Indiana, and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council for just $3 you can receive a beef and egg burrito, coffee, juice or milk,  a fair ticket redeemable Monday, August 16 – Friday, August 20  and a gallon of E10, ethanol-blended fuel. E10 is compatible in any vehicle and is available to the first 400 cars compliments of CountryMark and Co-Alliance. Proceeds from the event go toward the 4-H Education Complex renovations on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. And in honor of the 2010 State Fair Year of Pigs, Governor Mitch Daniels is scheduled to pick up his breakfast on his motorcycle on his “hog” (aka Harley motorcycle) around 6:45 a.m. on his way to the State House.  

A few facts on the participating agriculture groups:

Beef

  • In Indiana, there are >19,000 premises registered for cattle production with a total 960,000 head of cattle.
  • Cattle production supports farm retail stores, pharmaceutical companies, equipment dealers and feed suppliers in almost every county in the state.
  • 29 cuts of beef labeled as lean by the USDA provide the #1 source for Protein, Zinc & Vitamin B12 in our diet.

Poultry

  • Indiana’s poultry industry ranks 1st in the country for commercial duck production.
  • Indiana’s poultry industry ranks 2nd in the country for egg-type chicken hatching.
  • Indiana’s poultry industry ranks 3rd in the U.S. for egg layers (chickens that lay eggs) producing 6.4 billion eggs a year.
  • Indiana’s poultry industry ranks 6th in meat turkey production.
  • In 2008, Indiana’s poultry industry had a direct economic impact to our state’s economy of $1.3 trillion.

Dairy

  • Indiana is ranked 2nd nationally in regular & low-fat ice cream production.
  • Milk offers a powerful package of calcium and 8 other essential nutrients for you & your family to enjoy for just pennies an ounce!
  • Milk & dairy products are among the most tested and regulated foods in the country.
  • In 2009, Indiana ranked 14th in milk production with 3.38 billion pounds of milk valued at $453.3 million.

Biofuels

  • Indiana is a national leader in renewable resources, including developing the next generation of ethanol.
  • Bioenergy is making a significant contribution to the Hoosier economy with current production in ethanol and its byproducts worth $1.3 billion at current prices.
  • There are now >130 E85 pumps dispensing 85% ethanol blended fuel throughout the state. To learn more about biofuels or to find out if your car is compatible with E85 visit www.biofuelsindiana.com.