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Growing Food, Growing Nebraska; Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Launches Campaign to Grow Agriculture Awareness

LINCOLN, NEB. – It’s time to join the movement and grow agriculture awareness in Nebraska. With National Agriculture Week right around the corner, the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is launching a campaign to heighten awareness about agriculture’s impact on the lives of all Nebraskans.

“Think about everything you have done today. The food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the fuel that transports you – most often, these things are a part of your life thanks to agriculture. So, when we understand agriculture, we become citizens that can make informed decisions for our families and communities,” said Courtney Shreve, director of outreach education.

In celebration of National Agriculture Week, March 21-27, 2022, volunteers throughout the state will wear a limited-edition Agriculture Week t-shirt and share on social media how they help grow Nebraska through their connection to agriculture. Anyone can participate by purchasing the one-of-a-kind Agriculture Week t-shirt at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation online store between February 14-18, 2022 (www.nefbfoundation.org). The shirts will cost $13-$15 depending on size. This is a limited-time opportunity with orders shipping just in time for National Agriculture Week!

“The goal of this campaign is to start a conversation on social media about agriculture and how agriculture grows Nebraska. Whether you’re on the farm, in the classroom, or in an office, you can be a part of the conversation. By engaging with your online communities, you can create an understanding of the vital importance of agriculture to not just Nebraskans but the entire world,” said Shreve.

As part of the campaign, people are encouraged to wear the unique t-shirt during Agriculture Week, March 20-26, 2022, and post a photo to social media, sharing show their connection to agriculture grows Nebraska. Using the hashtags #GrowingNebraska and #TalkAboutAg will enter participants to win prizes such as a cooler and mugs with the unique Agriculture Week design on them from the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation.

“While many people have very positive feelings about agriculture and recognize its essential role in Nebraska, there are still many do not know where their food, fiber, and fuel come from and how growing food leads to growing Nebraska. This movement strives to bridge the gap between producers and consumers,” said Shreve.

The mission of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is to engage youth, educators, and the general public to promote an understanding of the vital importance of agriculture in the lives of all Nebraskans. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For more information about the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, visit www.nefbfoundation.org

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