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Virtual Field Trips

US MARC Research

Date: Time: 11:00 am–12:00 pm
The United States Meat Animal Research Center, located west of Clay Center, Nebraska, is a hybrid organization with the USDA Agriculture Research Service and the University of Nebraska. USMARC’s mission is to conduct production relevant to large scale research that encompasses all aspects of livestock meat production. The experiments conducted on this 34,000-acre center start at conception and follow production all the way to consumption by the consumers. This includes, but is not limited to, nutrition, genetics, environmental impacts, animal health, meat quality and safety, and much more. If you are a consumer, the research done at USMARC has impacted your life in one way or another. On this tour, you will experience the intensive feeding trial, the lambing and calving areas, heifer development project and feedlot cattle trials.

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 9th-12th grades. Registration links will be made available one week in advance. Each session will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.

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This event originated in 4-H Youth Development Calendar.