City Life Meets Farm Life In Mead

By: Deborah Tuff Email
By: Deborah Tuff Email

For some kids who've grown up in the city, it's no big deal to see buildings scrape the sky. But for those same students, who've probably never been to the farm, it's a big deal to see big machines designed to scrape the land.

For the better part of this week kids from Douglas, Sarpy and Saunders County get to touch calves, sample milk, and see the latest in farm technology. It all happens in Mead, Nebraska.

The event is sponsored by UNL's Ag Research and Development Center.

Organizers say the bottom line -- kids get to see where things in the local grocery aisle, actually come from.

"Some of the kids who are down here have probably never ever been on a farm their entire life," Extension Specialist Carol McNulty said. " So, we're trying to show them what it's like and what the responsibility of farmers are and how dependent we are of farmers in our daily lives."

The event runs from October 3rd through the 6th and has been going strong for more than a decade.

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