April 9, 2012

Husker Food Connection!

It seems like food is a hot topic these days with many wanting to know who is growing our food and what production methods farmers and ranchers are using. To help solve some of these myths, students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be hosting a new event called Husker Food Connection!

The purpose of this new event is to help get the conversation started with young consumers, and what better way to get that conversation started than hosting it on UNL’s city campus.“There is a huge public disconnect about where our food comes from and how important Nebraska agriculture is to Nebraska’s economy. We wanted to start right here on campus to dispel myths about agriculture, answer questions and hopefully get a conversation started about our food and fiber system,” Kristin Witte, a student leader for the event that will take place on Tuesday, April 10th from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in front of the city campus union. Students from UNL’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will spend the day answering questions their fellow peers may have about production agriculture.

Students can also indulge in food that comes from agriculture products as well as have some fun, such as riding the mechanical bull and seeing real livestock. Along with those things, students can also sign up to win a FREE ipad! “The cool thing about this event is that it is organized by students with a passion for agriculture. It is time for us to connect with other students and share our food stories. While we are talking about food and the importance agriculture has on our daily lives, we are also creating a fun atmosphere in the process. Those of us in CASNR ultimately want our fellow Huskers to know what we grow,” Witte said.

The event is co-sponsored by CASNR and the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska, a collaborative effort to support Nebraska Agriculture awareness.

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