Area Fifth Graders To Attend Growing Potential Ag Festival

PENDER – In total, seven northeast Nebraska schools with 175 fifth grade students will be attending an event which includes hands-on interactive learning about the state’s #1 industry, agriculture.

According to a release from the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, the Growing Potential Ag Festival will be held on Thursday, September 8.

This festival will last from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Pender Airport located on Airport Road in Pender, NE (68047).

Fifth graders from across northeast Nebraska will attend the Growing Potential Ag Festival where there’ll be learning stations set up throughout the grounds. This will engage students on every aspect of agriculture, including careers, livestock, planting and harvest, ethanol, land stewardship and how corn is used in everyday life.

Schools being represented include Holy Trinity Elementary (Hartington), Wisner-Pilger Elementary, Wakefield Community School, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Middle School, Pender Elementary, Wayne Elementary and St. Mary’s (Wayne).

There will also be live animals and real machinery for the kids to see up close.

This event is presented by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation and the Northeast Nebraska Corn Growers Association.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of Nebraskans who understand and value agriculture as a source of food, fuel and economic vitality in Nebraska. The mission of the 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.

For more information about the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, visit