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How it's Made, Hoosier-Style

DAY ONE

Small-town Indiana probably isn’t the first place you’d think to look for the “World’s Largest” anything. Let yourself then be surprised at Louis Dreyfus Commodities, the world’s largest integrated soybean processing plant, where they proudly use American soybeans to fuel and feed the world. Continue your soybean education in Metone, IN, at K & K Soy Products, the store of a sixth-generation soybean farm, to learn about the process of soy production and the benefits of using soy products. At Creighton Brothers, you'll see firsthand how five generations of family ownership has grown the operation to a campacity of 3 million laying hens on over 9,000 acres of land. Travel next to the college town of Winona Lake to see MudLOVE, an artisan clay studio that donates 20% of sales to build and repair water wells in the Central African Republic. Finally, Hudson Fine Art Gallery and talk with Hoosier artist Robert Hudson.

DAY TWO

Check out a 9,800 ft. rail loop, 37k ton capacity dry fertilizer building and a fully automated liquid fertilizer/crop protectant building with over 2.5 million gallons of total capacity at TruHorizons in Milford. Next, watch a demonstration of a catamaran boat being made at Splendor Boats, LLC, before sampling a wine flight at Tippy Creek Winery. At the 106-year-old Warsaw Cut Glass Company, observe master craftsmen at work. Then, travel to Whetstone Woodenware to see handcrafted wooden utensils and accessories being made. Learn why Warsaw is known as the “Orthopaedic Capital of the World” when you take an Orthopaedic Tour. End your day at in Claypool at Red’s Sweets with pizza, strombolis, and a cakeball so good, the recipe is kept in a bank vault.