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October 09, 2012
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Kansas State University to Host HungerU Exhibit Oct. 11-12


Alpha Zeta Fraternity to Sponsor Educational Exhibit

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- On Thursday and Friday, Oct. 11 and 12, Kansas State University will host the HungerU mobile exhibit highlighting issues associated with world hunger. K-State will be the second of eight stops at major land grant universities across the Midwest.

“Farmers Feeding the World,” an initiative of the Farm Journal Foundation, is sponsoring the HungerU tour to help educate and spread critical messages about world hunger and the merits of advanced agriculture. The visit to Manhattan is sponsored by the K-State chapter of the agricultural honorary fraternity, Alpha Zeta.

The HungerU exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is a 40-foot trailer carrying thought-provoking messages about complex issues surrounding and leading to hunger, food insecurity and starvation. It will be on the Bosco Plaza on K-State’s campus from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Students, faculty and community members are invited to visit the exhibit and engage in the discussion of hunger and agriculture.

Visitors will hear how they can be a part of the solution by participating in the SWIPE Out Hunger food packaging event on October 28.

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K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Jordan Hildebrand
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