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October 15 4:21 PM

Nebraska is home to many farmers and producers that help feed the world. To showcase our great state and the huge impact agriculture has on our state, region and world, Omaha Children’s Museum has partnered with more than 18 local and state-wide partners to produce the newest special exhibit at the museum, Once Upon a Farm.

 

In this exhibit, children and their families will explore the world of agriculture and learn where their food comes from. You’ll be amazed by the machinery, technology, livestock and other resources farmers use to put food on our tables. 

 

Join us for the grand opening of Once Upon a Farm on Saturday, October 18. Round up your little farmers and enjoy hayrack rides, food samples, giveaways and more before experiencing life on the farm in the new exhibit upstairs.

 

But just to prepare you for all the hands-on and fun features of this new exhibit, check out some fun farm facts below! We can’t wait to see you on the farm this Saturday!

 

93% of the land in Nebraska is used for agriculture.

 

There are 47,200 farms in Nebraska.

 

Nebraska has 49.2 million acres of land in the state.  45.6 million acres of land is used for farming, or 93%.

 

One dairy cow produces about 90 glasses of milk per day.

 

Cattle outnumber people in Nebraska 4 to 1.

 

99% of a beef animal is used for something, but only 41% of it is used as meat.

 

One cowhide can be made into 144 baseballs or 20 footballs or 18 soccer balls or 18 volleyballs or 12 basketballs or 12 baseball gloves.

 

One sheep will produce 8 pounds of wool each year.

 

Nebraska is the 2nd largest ethanol producing state in the nation, home to 25 ethanol plants.

 

Nebraska farms raise more than 3 million pigs.

 

One acre of soybeans can make 82,363 crayons. 

 

If you ate a sandwich for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it would take approximately 168 days to eat all the white bread from one bushel of wheat.

 

Did you know that you can see center pivots from space?


Only 1% of the corn harvested is sweet corn for human consumption.

 

What is your favorite thing about the farm? Share it with us!

 

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