Cardinal Beef Council

A trend is catching on in Nebraska - Beef is what's for lunch in schools. Great quality, Nebraska produced beef served more frequently in schools across Nebraska.

Local Cattlemen groups and other agricultural organizations have organized across the state to increase the offerings of beef in school lunches. Beef producers in the area donate beef or funds to purchase locally-raised beef and process it to give students fresh ground beef for their lunches.  

Jodi Erickson, Crete Public Schools Director of Nutritional Services works with local donors marking days throughout the year as "Cardinal Beef Day". The group does sponsor an end-of-the-year cookout for all CPS students.  Beef producers volunteer their time to help grill the hamburgers on cookout day.