April 18, 2018
Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska-native Sarah Polak has been named experience coordinator at Raising Nebraska, the award-winning agricultural literacy experience at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds.
Polak brings with her over two decades of administration and agricultural experience. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumna previously held responsibilities with the Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center and the Plainsman Museum.
“The daughter of an irrigation well-driller and a science teacher, my parents instilled in me a strong foundation and love for Nebraska,” Polak said. “Raising Nebraska offers an opportunity to help others understand Nebraska and the importance of agriculture to our state.”
Through interactive exhibits and displays, Raising Nebraska is designed to let people see agriculture from virtually every angle – from water conservation to soil health, from animal well-being to food safety, from invention to innovation and from economic impact to global hunger.
“As our world becomes increasingly urban, we tend to lose connection with where our food comes from. Raising Nebraska showcases the present and future of agriculture to help people connect with their food again,” said Polak.
Raising Nebraska is open Monday through Friday throughout the year. The exhibit is a cooperative effort between the Nebraska State Fair, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
To learn more about Raising Nebraska, visit http://raisingnebraska.net/.Sarah Polak