August 31, 2009

State Fair gives farmers a chance to highlight sustaining innovation

The Nebraska State Fair kicked off over the weekend - and in Ag Hall you can find a Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers display that highlights information surrounding the Sustaining Innovation campaign that began earlier this year.

The photo above shows just a part of the display. (Click here for a Nebraska Corn Boar news release on the State Fair.)

As part of the display, The Cob Squad provided a visual for the fact that farmers are producing five times more corn today than they did in the 1930s - but on 20 percent less land.

In this picture, the jars represent United States corn production in the 1930s - notice the full jar of dirt and only a small amount of corn.

This picture represents 2008. Note that the jar of corn is packed full, while the amount of dirt in the second jar is about 20 percent less.

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