August 22, 2014

Food Processing Center display featured at Nebraska State Fair

Visitors to the Nebraska State Fair have the opportunity to sample many of the food products produced in Nebraska at the UNL Food Processing Center display in the FFA – 4-H Building.

More than 15 food companies have provided samples and information regarding their products, from salsa to pickles.

“This exhibit provides visitors with the ability to learn about the many food products produced in Nebraska,” said Jill Gifford, manager of the Food Processing Center’s National Food Entrepreneur Program.

This is the 19th year for the popular free exhibit. Companies participating include: Preferred Popcorn, Chapman; HR Poppin’ Snacks, Gibbon; Hiland Dairy Co., Grand Island; Kiehl and Stroh Co., Hastings; Balabans, Henderson; Herbal Gatherings Mustard, Hill’s Sunflower Seed Co., Pur Java Coffee, Smoking Gun Jerky & Marinade, Lincoln; Holen One Farms, Loomis; Popcorn County USA, North Loup; Sweet Heat Peppers, Omaha; Country Rhoads, Superior; Mellor Seasoning, Valentine and Wauneta Roller Mills, Wauneta.

The Food Processing Center is nationally recognized for its support of the food industry since 1983. The center has provided technical and business assistance to hundreds of manufacturers throughout the country and in many foreign countries.