On October 6th a group of approximately 15 students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis had the unique opportunity to travel to Kearney for a learning tour of several agricultural operations. The students were able to tour a potato processing facility as well as the Monsanto Seed Corn plant, both near Kearney.
Dick Neel, tour coordinator and Southwest Nebraska District Director of Member Services for the Nebraska Farm Bureau, organizes tours in both the spring and fall. The fall tour always focuses on away-from-the-classroom learning, exposing students to diverse aspects of agriculture in Nebraska; the spring tour has traditionally been focused on issues in government and features a trip to the state legislature in Lincoln.
The tours are an excellent way for students to experience firsthand how ag “makes it happen” in Nebraska.