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Beef Served At North Platte school

Even though students may grow up in Nebraska where the beef cattle industry is the single largest industry in the state, they may not know how a hamburger actually gets on their plate. Wednesday donated hamburgers from Western Nebraska Bank were thrown on the grill at the North Platte Catholic schools. (SOURCE; Kaylie Crowe/KNOP-TV)
Even though students may grow up in Nebraska where the beef cattle industry is the single largest industry in the state, they may not know how a hamburger actually gets on their plate. Wednesday donated hamburgers from Western Nebraska Bank were thrown on the grill at the North Platte Catholic schools. (SOURCE; Kaylie Crowe/KNOP-TV)(KNOP)
Published: Oct. 30, 2019 at 5:09 PM CDT
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Staff and volunteers flipped hamburgers on the grill at a local Catholic school Wednesday. They served up about 250 cheeseburgers to the students at North Platte Catholic Schools as part of the Nebraska beef in Schools Program to teach where beef comes from.

Western Nebraska Bank provided the beef. They purchased a steer at the Lincoln County Fair and donated some of the beef to the catholic schools. Marcy Hunter says they've donated beef the past several years to local schools.

"I think it's important for the children in these schools to understand the significance of agriculture and real local Nebraska beef," says Hunter.

Kevin Dodson is the superintendent of North Platte Catholic schools, he says this is a chance for the students to learn about the agriculture industry.

"We had a number of our families in North Platte Catholic Schools their livelihood comes from the cattle industry," says Dodson, "and so we thought what a great opportunity to promote beef in schools and help educate our kids, basically from an agricultural point, of where their food is coming from."

The catholic schools are the first schools in North Platte to receive beef through the beef in schools program.

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