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Husker Food Connection teaches students

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By: Bill Schammert
bschammert@klkntv.com

It's not all economics and business for students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus.  Tuesday afternoon, their counterparts from East Campus helped students learn about Nebraska's number one business, agriculture.

For students living the fast-food lifestyle, sometimes it's easy to forget just where that meal comes from.

"A lot of them think it comes from the grocery store," Alissa Doerr with Husker Food Connection said.  "But we just want to let them know food comes from the farms and teach them about the process."

Hundreds of UNL students embraced that process and received an afternoon education, along with the best way to any students heart, free food.

"Free food, learn about agriculture, learn what it's done for this country.  It's a great time," UNL student, Dane Wilson, said.

Exhibits ranged from a cage full of piglets, to a cow roping demonstration, to a mobile beef laboratory.

The rainy weather might have kept a few students away, but for those hosting the event, it was hard to get upset.

"We're not going to complain about the rain because farmers and ranchers really need it, so we'll take it anytime we can get it," Doerr said.

This is the second year of the event.  There were enough meals to feed about 2,000 students.

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