This summer the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council launched their Driving Soy Campaign. Each of Minnesota's 44 organized soybean counties could donate a set of Goodyear's soy-based Eagle Enforcer All Weather tires to their sheriff's departments. The Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers donated a set of the soybean tires to the Rice County Sheriff's department.

A special program was held at the Estrem Farm this morning. In the picture is Derik Estrem who is a deputy for the Rice County Sheriff's Department. Estrem raises corn and soybeans with brother Michel, uncle David and his cousins. The soy-based Goodyear tires were designed specifically for first responder vehicles in all season climates. The tires are softer providing better traction especially when is really cold during a Minnesota winter. It is almost like they are winter specific tires that you do not have to take off in the spring when it warms up.

I thought it would be a good idea, being I am in the media that I should be able to test drive Derik's Rice County Sheriff's Department Dodge Challenger with the Goodyear soy-based tires. Deputy Sheriff Estrem did not thing that was a good idea? I suspect Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn would not think that was a good idea either?

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