The Northeast Nebraska Corn Growers Association held a “Growing Potential” ag youth festival Wednesday and Thursday at Wisner River Park. Nearly 600 elementary students from across northeast Nebraska were able to learn more about how corn is grown and all the different uses of its products. The students rotated among numerous learning stations covering corn planting and harvesting, crop protection, soil testing and nutrient management, irrigation and water management, ethanol, beef production, and corn by-products. KTIC staff were also at a learning stations to showcase ag journalism and broadcasting.
Steve Ausdemore from Citizens State Bank talks about sponsoring the event…..
Jeff Pribnow from Kaup Seed and Fertilizer was one of the presenters….
Kasey Rathke works at Siouxland Ethanol, and also a member of the N.E. NE Corn Growers…. he presented on ethanol…
Morgan Wrich with NE Corn Growers told students about all the products that contain corn….
Jason Kvols with NE Farm Bureau was at the beef station next to a cow-calf pair explaining how corn is used to make great tasting beef and pork for your table….