|Dairy Ambassadors Participate in Husker Food Connection at UNL
The Midwest Dairy Ambassadors participated with the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) and numerous agricultural clubs on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) East Campus to team up for the Husker Food Connection (HFC) event. HFC, which was held for the first time seven years ago, helps students gain a better knowledge of agriculture within the state of Nebraska.
"Husker Food Connection provided the opportunity for students who have little to no experience with agriculture to see hands-on what it is all about," commented Dairy Ambassador Dawn Klabenes, "The dairy calf was a big hit, as well as the piglets, tractor, and games. Overall, it was a great day for the relationship between the farmer, plate, and consumer to be strengthened."
The event featured a free lunch catered by Skeeter Barnes, farm equipment displays and an opportunity to interact with farm animals at the UNL City Campus Union Plaza.
The 2018 Husker Food Connection theme was "Connecting with Consumers." HFC organizers answered questions and shared personal experiences from production agriculture by engaging in one on one conversations. All students and faculty were encouraged to take part in the interactive event.
HFC is jointly sponsored by AFAN, several on-campus organizations and commodity groups including Midwest Dairy and Hiland Dairy.