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Virtual Field Trip

Mountains of Sweetness - Growing Sugar in Nebraska

11:00 am
Sugar beets were first introduced into western Nebraska in 1902 and have since grown to produce over 112 million pounds of sugar each year. During this session we will investigate the process of how sugar is created and have a firsthand view of the technology farmers use to make it happen. Leading the discussion will be Kevin Hall, one of the biggest sugar beet farmers in Nebraska, and Branden Hessler an agronomist for Western Sugar.

Join Nebraska 4-H as we go on-site to learn more about science, agriculture, technology, and more! Virtual Field Trips offer facility tours, educational experiences, and additional resources for teachers. Virtual Field Trips are perfect for youth in 7th-12th grades. Sessions may be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.

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