Fairgoers to See Plenty of UNL Events, Activities at State Fair


The 2013 Nebraska State Fair will be here before you know it, and while it is no longer held in Lincoln near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the school will still be hosting many events in Grand Island from August 23 to Sept. 2.

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will gear their booths toward those participating in the fair's many agriculture related events.

The college will have a boothfocusing on degree programs for prospective students in the Exhibition BuildingHall, as well as hands-on activities promoting CASNR academic programs in the4-H Building.

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources andCASNR will also be hosting an open house in the hospitality loft of the Five Points BandLivestock Arena from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 1 with free ice creamprovided by the UNL Dairy Store.

UNL Extension will host an informational booth about its many programs.

A UNL Admissions booth in the 4-H/FFA exhibition building will be distributing buttons and tattoos as well as discussing the benefits of receiving a B1G education at UNL.

The UNL Food Processing Center display in the 4-H/FFA exhibition building willfeature more than 20 food companies offering samples of food produced inNebraska. Visitors will get a chance to sample salsas, pickles, beef jerky, popcornand more.

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