Third Annual Husker Food Connection Set for April 24th

The 2014 Husker Food Connection is coming up fast and your help is needed! The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 24 at the north entrance of the Student Union on the UNL city campus, lasting from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The theme of Husker Food Connection is, "MEATing in the Middle."

"We chose this theme to help promote unity between consumer opinion and farmer fact," A-FAN intern, Lukas Fricke said. "The goal is to create an environment that promotes interaction and helps tell our story in a non-threating way."

Husker Food Connection is being brought to the doorstep of urban society in the heart of UNL. It is going to bring agriculture to a personal level by allowing conversations to flow freely in a fun, interactive way.

Last year, 2,000 students faced the chilly, rainy weather to learn about agriculture at Husker Food Connection. Fricke is planning for 2,500 students attending this year. Students will receive free lunches made from Nebraska-grown products. Exhibits will display live animals and tractors for up close and personal learning opportunities. There will be games revolving around livestock production and prizes.

If you or anyone you know would like to be involved in the event, contact Lukas Fricke at lukasf@a-fan.org. Help is encouraged and appreciated through any form of donations or volunteering.

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