Oct. 28, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. — Youth interested in Nebraska's beef industry can attend the Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium Nov. 22-24.
The symposium will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus in the Animal Science Complex.
Youth need to be at least freshman in high school. There will be two sessions available, one for freshman and sophomore students and another for juniors and seniors.
"It's an excellent opportunity for youth to engage with each other and specialists on campus, extension personnel and industry leaders," said Lindsay Chichester, UNL Extension educator. "It's fun. They have a really good time with it."
Check-in for freshman and sophomores will be at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 22.
The freshman and sophomore session will provide an introduction to the beef industry and provide information about career options. The youth will be put into teams and each team will complete a media blast on the nutrition benefits of beef in the diet, which will be presented to parents and guests at the luncheon on Nov. 23.
The junior and senior session will be held Nov. 23-24.
Check- in will be held at 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 23. The session will feature in-depth information about the beef industry, meat science and marketing. Youth will have the opportunity to work with a professional chef and a meat science specialist to create a new beef dish.
The culmination will be presentations in a "booth" atmosphere where UNL students and faculty can also interact with the groups about their projects.
Registration is $30 per student. The registration fee is due Oct. 31. Registration after Oct. 31 and before Nov. 8 is $50.
Four CASNR $500 scholarships will be awarded to juniors and seniors.
To register or for more information, visit: http://animalscience.unl.edu/ANSCExtensionYouthProgramNYBLSLindsay Chichester, Ph.D.
Sandi Alswager Karstens
IANR News Service