Monthly Archives: July 2012

Stalk Up the Blood Supply and Pig Out

Nebraska corn and pig farmers encourage you to Stalk Up the Blood Supply and Pig Out!

Agriculture is the lifeblood of Nebraska, and Nebraska farmers know how important it is to give back, but need your help to stalk up the blood supply.

The Nebraska Pork Producers, Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the American Red Cross are partnering on 8 unique blood drives:

“Stalk Up the Blood Supply and Pig Out”

  • July 30th – Lincoln — every presenting donor will receive a tasty BBQ pork meal catered by Skeeter Barnes and an admission ticket to Ribfest provided by SMG
  • August 14th – Norfolk — every presenting donor will receive a tasty BBQ pork meal catered by Skeeter Barnes and will be entered into a drawings to win prizes provided by corn and pig farmers
  • August 15th – Columbus — every presenting donor will receive a tasty BBQ pork meal catered by Skeeter Barnes and will be entered into a drawings to win prizes provided by corn and pig farmers
  • August 31st – Grand Island — every presenting donor will receive a tasty BBQ pork meal catered by Skeeter Barnes and will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of concert tickets to see Billy Currington

“Rock and Roll up your Sleeve”

  • August 8th – Kearney/GI/Hastings/Holdrege — every presenting donor will receive a tasty BBQ pork meal catered by Skeeter Barnes and will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of concert tickets to the Steve Miller Band

We’d appreciate your help by attending one of the event to donate blood. To make your appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

In addition to making your appointment to donate blood, please consider sharing your story! When a donor or blood recipient shares a story it serves as an inspiration and provides hope for others. Thank you for sharing your story!

Please copy and paste the following into an email and send to Kyla Wize (kyla@nepork.org) or Mat Habrock (mhabrock@necga.org).

Blood Donor (check one): My story  Blood Recipient Platelet Donor 
Name:
My story:
Phone number:
Email address:
City, State:

From time to time, media are interested in donor or recipient stories. Would you be willing to be interviewed about your story? Yes  No

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Vote for Nebraska Ag in the Classroom to win a truck!

The Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom is a finalist in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Campaign – an effort in which Toyota is giving away 100 cars over 100 days to nonprofits that could really use a new set of wheels.

Watch this video to learn why Nebraska Ag in the Classroom could really use a truck!

We can all help by voting for them! They have a 1 in 5 chance of winning a new truck which will be used to help spread the importance of agriculture and help share with school kids and the public where their food, fiber and fuel come from.

On July 10, you can go to www.100carsforgood.com to vote, or click “Go Vote” below to help them win!

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