In a terrific editorial in latest issue of Prairie Fire, Chuck Hibberd writes:
A new learning experience at the Nebraska State Fair is all about Nebraska agriculture. The Nebraska State Fair is providing twenty-five thousand square feet in the new Nebraska Building to house “Raising Nebraska,” a high-tech, high-touch learning experience focused on Nebraska agriculture that will engage people in interesting and exciting ways.
The exhibit is titled “Raising Nebraska” to reflect our rural Nebraska focus on raising crops, raising livestock, raising kids, and raising communities. Nebraska ag producers are in the business of “raising,” and they do it very well.
Commodity groups, ag organizations, and ag businesses have stepped up to help fund this project. This exhibit is much more than the “petting zoo” experience that some might expect.