The Nebraska Agriculture Showplace
Raising Nebraska, open year-round, is an agricultural display detailing how our food goes from farm to fork. Its museum-quality, interactive displays include a walkable map, a touchscreen dining table, a full-size center pivot section, and an adjacent 1-acre educational garden.
Agriculture for many people is food production, but Raising Nebraska goes beyond that to look at the soil and water resources that positioned Nebraska to feed the world. Exhibits at Raising Nebraska also include a look at materials made from products grown in Nebraska, such as wheat drumsticks and soy couch cushions. The full presentation kitchen hosts cooking demonstrations and the stage features workshops, lectures, and trainings.
Grand Island, Nebraska is the showplace for agriculture in the midwest. In addition to Raising Nebraska, the 200-acre Stuhr Museum features historical agriculture, and the perennial Thoroughbred horse races at Fonner Park bring equine excitement to town every spring. A bevy of other agriculture related businesses (Case IH, AGI) and events (Husker Harvest Days, Nebraska State Fair, Rodeo Grand Island) round out the city's calendar and economy.