Salt Lake City – While Utah producers harvest a wide range of agriculture products each year, very few are produced as a surplus. The egg industry is one and will be recognized Friday, November 1 as Utah Egg Producer Day.
“We’re so proud of the hard work each of our producers contributes to the state,” said Commissioner Kerry Gibson, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. “Year-round, they can be depended on to produce enough fresh eggs for all of Utah, and even some of our neighboring states.”
In 2018, Utah produced 1.5 billion eggs, the most ever according to statewide agriculture census data. And Utah is one of only a handful of states that produce more eggs than are needed locally, with exports going to neighboring states and as far away as Mexico and China.
Egg production has grown over the years and contributes an estimated $75 million to the state’s economy.
To further recognize egg producers on Utah Egg Producer Day, local chef experts and others have been invited to submit their favorite deviled egg recipes and samples at the Utah State Fair Park, Zion Building, November 1 a 10:00 am. The event closely coincides with National Deviled Egg Day, which is November 2.