Husker Food Connection coming to City Campus April 21

April 19, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — Husker Food Connection will take place April 21 at the Nebraska Union Plaza on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's City Campus. 

Husker Food Connection
Students pet a 4-day-old milk calf brought to campus by Prairieland Dairy during Husker Food Connection in April 2015. The annual event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at the Nebraska Union Plaza on City Campus. (Craig Chandler/University Communications)

Husker Food Connection helps urban students learn about agriculture and better understand how their food is produced. The theme for this year's event is "Agriculture Feeds You Three Times a Day."

"We want to start a dialogue between producers and consumers at Husker Food Connection," said Rachel Fuxa, an organizer of the event. "It's an opportunity to clear up any misconceptions people may have about the agriculture industry."

Fuxa is a sophomore environmental studies major from David City. 

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature free lunch catered by Skeeter Barnes. Agri-educational displays will have live animal enclosures with a cow, calf, egg-laying chickens and feeder pigs. 

UNL agricultural students, the Collegiate Farm Bureau club and the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A-Fan) organize the annual event. A-Fan is a nonprofit organization formed by leading agricultural membership groups in Nebraska to encourage the development of environmentally responsible and economically viable livestock production in the state. 

For more information on Husker Food Connection, visit www.becomeafan.org.


Rachel Fuxa
Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska
402-421-4416
rachel@a-fan.org