Nebraska Corn Board to serve up corn-fed ‘Bevo Bites’ prior to Cornhusker/Longhorn football game

Olympic gold medalist Curt Tomasevicz on hand to sign autographs

LINCOLN, NE – Husker fans are being urged to “take a bite out of Bevo” before the big football game between Nebraska and Texas on Saturday, October 16, by enjoying “Bevo Bites” – tidbits of delicious Nebraska corn-fed beef – at the Nebraska Corn Board display on the west side of Memorial Stadium. Bevo is the longhorn steer mascot of the University of Texas. The Nebraska Corn Board will be providing free samples of Nebraska corn-fed beef while supplies last – beginning about three hours prior to the 2:30 p.m. kickoff.

Olympic gold medalist Curt Tomasevicz of Shelby, Nebraska, will also be on hand beginning three hours prior to game time. The Nebraska Corn Board has retained Tomasevicz as its spokesperson for Nebraska’s corn industry and agriculture in general. Visitors to the Nebraska Corn Board display will receive a collectible sports card (while supplies last) and have the opportunity to have it autographed by the brakeman of the gold medal U.S. 4-man bobsled team from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

“Nebraskans have been looking forward to this football game since the Big XII Championship last December – and we wanted to have a little tongue-in-cheek fun with it,” said Alan Tiemann, a Seward farmer and chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board. “There is nothing like the flavor and tenderness of corn-fed Nebraska beef, so we wanted to get people in the mood to savor a win over the Longhorns by providing Bevo Bites. They taste like…victory!”

Tiemann also noted the opportunity to tell the story of Nebraska corn to thousands of Cornhusker fans. “Nebraska family corn farmers are growing more corn with less fertilizer, less water and less environmental impact,” he said. “We are ‘sustaining innovation’ – and we want Nebraskans to know that corn farmers are committed to meeting demand for food, feed and fuel for a growing population.”

In addition to funding from the Nebraska corn checkoff, partners in 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. For more, go to www.NebraskaCorn.org.


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