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Can You Guess It?? Feature

This page was updated March 2009

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ANSWER: Mark Simmons, Douglas County Extension Educator, shows children the mechanics of a combine at Ag Awareness Festival.

About Ag Awareness Festival

Currently, several agricultural awareness festivals are held each year in the Omaha, Lincoln and surrounding areas. More than 20 agribusinesses, commodity associations, food industry companies and UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources departments partner together to present the festivals.

To date, more than 12,300 youth have participated. These youth better understand the origins of our food supply, as well as the career and educational opportunities available to them through agriculture—even in urban areas.


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