Nebraska Corn Board to serve up corn-fed beef prior to Cornhusker football game on Saturday

What would you rather have…a buckeye or a ribeye?

LINCOLN, NE – When it comes down to a buckeye or a ribeye, the Nebraska Corn Board is confident Nebraska Cornhusker fans will chose the ribeye. They’re so confident, in fact, they’ll be cooking up and handing out samples of some great Nebraska corn-fed steak prior to the Cornhusker game on Saturday, Oct. 8. They’ll begin serving on Stadium Drive on the west side of Memorial Stadium around 4 pm.

“Just look for the big Nebraska Corn Board display trailer and signs asking which you’d rather have…a buckeye or a ribeye,” said Alan Tiemann, chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board and a farmer from Seward. “I’m guessing everyone will take the ribeye, even the occasional Ohio State Buckeyes fan that shows up in Husker territory. It’s only fair we give them some great tasting ribeye while they’re here. It’ll be the highlight of their trip because for Nebraska fans, that corn-fed steak tastes a lot like victory.”

The promotion prior to the Cornhusker game is a component of the Nebraska Corn Board’s “Sustaining Innovation” program that includes sharing information about how Nebraska corn farmers are growing more corn with less fertilizer, less water and less environmental impact.

“We’re sharing the fact that Nebraska corn farmers have cut energy use 37 percent per bushel over the last three decades, and that we’re producing 87 percent more corn per ounce of fertilizer applied thanks to innovative farming practices,” Tiemann said. “We want people to know that 95 percent of America’s corn farms are family owned and operated, and that all farmers are committed to doing a better job every year.”

Nebraska Corn Board farmer-directors from across the state will be on hand during the game day promotion to share their story about how they are Sustaining Innovation. They are available for media interviews about the Sustaining Innovation campaign and can provide harvest updates and insight.

In addition to funding from the Nebraska corn checkoff, partners in the Cornhusker game day steak promotion include Cargill and Skeeter Barnes.

The Nebraska Corn Board is a self-help program, funded and managed by Nebraska corn farmers. Producers invest in the program at a rate of 1/4 of a cent per bushel of corn sold. Nebraska corn checkoff funds are invested in programs of market development, research and education.

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