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Beef Checkoff Hosts Dietetic Intern Tour

Mitch Rippe- Nebraska Beef Council | June 7, 2022

UNL & UNMC Dietetic Intern Outreach


In collaboration with the Midwest Dairy Council, the Nebraska Beef Council recently hosted multiple programs for dietetic intern students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Students visited the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Ithaca for a feedyard tour led by UNL Cattle Industry Professor Dr. Galen Erickson. Topics of sustainability, animal care and handling, and feed rations were discussed to address core competencies within each university’s dietetic program.  

The same students also participated in a media training program and visited 10/11 studios in Lincoln for a live broadcast of the Pure Nebraska program. Media professionals visited with the students on best practices, message development and pitches in which the dietetic interns later packaged through a series of mock interviews. These programs are an effective means of engaging with the latest emerging dietitians while providing a key introduction to commodity partnerships and beef nutrition for future program collaborations.   


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The Nebraska Beef Council is a non-profit organization served by a nine-member board of directors. The volunteers oversee Nebraska’s beef checkoff and checkoff-funded programs. Programs for marketing and promotion are funded by the $1 beef checkoff.