The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board recently announced the creation of the Nebraska Grains Education Collaborative. This working group — made up of educators from many of Nebraska's community colleges, universities and high schools, and the Nebraska Department of Education — will meet twice annually in order to encourage interinstitutional collaboration and promote versatility in teaching agricultural practices, cropping systems, and industrial uses of Nebraska grains.
The first meeting of the Nebraska Grains Education Collaborative will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Central Community College in Grand Island, Neb.
"Nebraska's educational institutions excel in regard to providing a robust secondary, community college and university education within the grain sector of the agriculture industry," says Nate Blum, executive director of the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board. "Our grain commodity programs also have developed excellent educational resources. The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board believes that facilitating the informal working group, The Nebraska Grain Education Collaborative, will facilitate greater interinstitutional collaboration and support diverse and robust education that reflects the myriad opportunities that Nebraska grains and surrounding industry provides."
"The ability to have these conversations informally between education and industry partners across the state is important," Blum adds. "Each program, though held to the same educational standards in many regards, is unique. By coming together around the topic of grains education specifically, we can work together to better prepare young people to take advantage of the numerous careers in, and in support of, sustainable and versatile agriculture in Nebraska."
The Nebraska Grains Education Collaborative plans to meet twice annually. Educators and industry representatives who would like to participate in this informal working group are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, producers are encouraged to contact the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board at 402-471-4276 or by email at email@example.com.