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Thursday April 26, 2018

To members of Columbus' Loseke family, farming is one big, constant biology experiment. They use science, technology, engineering and math, or "STEM," skills each day to run their ranching business. Watch how Elisabeth, Erika and Cort apply these skills in everything from veterinary science and nutrition, to agriculture and meteorology.

Columbus pig farmer Leslie McCuiston was named America's Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board early this year. Watch as she explains how good pig care begins with good people skills for today's hog-farm manager. Then, she goes into the butcher shop with Chicago meat cutter Kari Underly to break down the end product of her daily skills.

Experience the rush of a farmer's day, as Nebraska's Buffet Farms mounts the huge task of planting its entire corn crop in a single, very long, day.

In further testimony that modern agriculture is no longer quite what the agrarian romantics envision, McCook's Nebraska Bull Service will give you a whole new outlook on the mating habits of today's beef cow. A fascinating look at the logistics of bovine romance.

Family farms are a large part of Nebraska's economy, and they a vital role in small communities. Here is a glimpse into the farming world through the Regan family, started in 1929 and still going strong.

Partners

In patnership with the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association

The Nebraska Grocery Industry Association was formed in 1903 by a group of Omaha grocery store owners, wholesalers and vendors to allow them to promote independent food merchants and members of the food industry, and to promote education and cooperation among its membership. NGIA continues to represent grocery store owners and operators, along with wholesalers and vendors located throughout Nebraska, by promoting their success through proactive government relations, innovative solutions and quality services. NGIA offers efficient and economical programs. NGIA also lobbies on both a state and national level, ensuring that the voice of the food industry in Nebraska is heard by our representatives.


Supported by the Nebraska Farm Bureau

The farm and ranch families represented by Nebraska Farm Bureau are proud sponsors of the Farmer Goes to Market program. We take great pride in supporting Nebraska's agricultural foundation. A key part of that effort is to make sure we produce safe and affordable food. This newsletter is an important part of our effort to connect the two most important parts of the food chain -- the farmer and the grocer -- with the goal of increasing consumer awareness and information about how their food is raised in Nebraska.


Supported by the Nebraska Corn Board

The Nebraska Corn Board, on behalf of 23,000 corn farmers in Nebraska, invests in market development, research, promotion and education of corn and value-added products. The board aims to work closely with the farmer-to-consumer food chain, to educate everyone about the role corn has in our everyday healthy lives. The Nebraska Corn Board is proud to sponsor the Farmer Goes to Market program to help bring its mission of expanding demand and value of Nebraska corn to the consumer, through the strongest touch point in that chain: the Nebraska retail grocer.


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