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Northeast Nebraska 5th grade students attend Growing Potential Ag Festival in Wayne

WAYNE, Nebraska (KTIV) –  On Thursday 5th graders from across northeast Nebraska got a lesson in agriculture.

Over 200 students took part in the Growing Potential Ag Festival in Wayne, Nebraska.

The students learned about careers in livestock, planting and harvest, ethanol, and the importance of corn.

The Vice President of the Northeast Nebraska Corn Growers says there is tremendous opportunity in agriculture in areas from farming through the production cycle.

He said events like this might be the only chance to expose these kids to agriculture-related fields.

“It’s important for us to engage youth because a lot of them don’t have an opportunity to get involved with ag. There are less and less family farmers all the time and so without an opportunity to bring them out expose them to this they might not otherwise see that,” said Taylor Nelson, Northeast Nebraska Corn Growers Vice President.

Thursday’s event also featured animals on-site for the kids to get the chance to see livestock up close and personal.

Brett Funke

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