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Banner County Schools using local beef, pork for meals when possible


Consuming locally produced food is a growing trend and this movement has become so popular that it has inspired a new word – locavore, meaning someone who prefers to eat food grown locally or food that has not traveled far to market.

In rural Nebraska, the movement has gone from sharing garden produce with neighbors to providing school districts with locally raised beef and pork.

Lana Sides, superintendent of Banner County Schools, said that local producers are donating beef and pork to the school, which the district then pays to have processed at a local USDA inspected plant.

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