Connecting Youth to Agriculture

WISNER- More than 100 fifth graders gained hands-on experience learning about Nebraska’s number one industry, agriculture.

On Wednesday and Thursday, fifth graders from across northeast attended the Growing Potential Ag Festival held at the Wisner River Park in Wisner, Nebraska. The festival was offered from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days to accommodate the students.

The festival was put together by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation and the Northeast Corn Growers Association.

There were learning stations set up throughout the grounds engaging students on every aspect of agriculture, including careers, livestock, planting and harvest, ethanol, land stewardship as well as and how corn is used in everyday life. There were also animals and real machinery in the park for the kids to see up close.

The event taught these kids valuable lesson on where their food, fiber, and fuel come from; while also being able to spend the day outdoors!