Nebraska AG Sack Lunch Program
The Nebraska AG Sack Lunch Program is designed to educate Nebraska fourth-graders on the important role agriculture plays in the state’s economy, from a past, present and future perspective. The program takes advantage of the fact that over 20,000 fourth-graders visit the State Capitol Building in Lincoln each year as part of their curriculum.
The program includes a sack lunch featuring nutritious food produced in Nebraska, a 15-minute presentation by Ag Ambassadors on the vital role agriculture plays in the state’s economy, and a fact-filled card game designed for students to take home and play with their families. “Ag Ambassadors,” who are trained UNL students, make the brief presentations, which typically run 10 to 15 minutes. “Some students just aren’t aware of where their food comes from, just taking it for granted”, one Ambassador said.
This program was developed by the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) and the Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) to introduce students to the importance of the agricultural industry to the state’s economy. The program began in 2010, and since then, the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and the Nebraska Beef Council (NBC) have joined NSB and NPPA in support of the program.
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