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SEM School kicks off local beef lunch program

One Dawson County School, bringing the classroom to the cafeteria to help students learn about Nebraska’s largest industry. (NTV NEWS/Ifesinachi Egbosimba)

One Dawson County school is bringing the classroom to the cafeteria to help students learn more about Nebraska’s largest industry.

Students will now get to chow down on locally raised beef at lunchtime.

Students say they're happy about the change, and school leaders are excited to team up with the community and keep kids learning during lunch time.

"First and foremost, we just want to educate our kids on where their food comes from. Agriculture is the number one industry in our state, and we're so excited to have local beef and pork producers in our district. We can use that resource to work together, and we can use that resource to make sure our kids are learning about where their food comes from," said Shana Beattie, SEM school board member.

The school is working with local producers and businesses to make this happen, and so far all the beef has been donated.

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