The second annual Husker Food Connection takes place tomorrow (Tuesday, April 9th) on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s City Campus.
Project coordinator Alissa Doerr, a communications intern with A-FAN, says UNL agricultural students stage the event to help raise agricultural awareness on campus.
“The purpose of the Husker Food Connection is to educate our peers who don’t know as much about agriculture and about where their food comes from, as those of us that have our ag majors over on East Campus and have that agriculture background,” Doerr says. “We just want to let them know that agriculture is very important in their everyday lives.”
Doerr says last year’s inaugural event was a success in terms of both student participation and social media exposure.
“I know a lot students that would take a picture of them with the pigs or the big tractor and post it on Facebook and say ‘oh, look what was on our campus today’,” says Doerr. “So I think that was a great way to spread the message as well.”
Located just outside the City Campus Union, Husker Food Connection features live animal displays, games and free food. It runs from 10:30 to 2:00 on Tuesday.