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He said that a typical corn cob has 16 rows of corn and the rows are always even, there are no cobs with an odd number of rows on it.
Each ear of corn contains about 800 kernels, so one pound of corn contains about 75,000 to 80,000 kernels. Corn is generally measured in bushels.
Emphasizing the importance of agriculture, Bergen told the students that a single farmer in the United States is responsible for feeding 150 to 160 people around the world, and that one-third of those people live in other countries.
In the Farm-to-Table section, Scott Bartells with Pioneer Seed first spoke about the different types of corn grown in Nebraska, including yellow dent corn, sweet corn, white corn, high amylose corn. , popcorn, red corn, blue corn and ornamental corn. .
He said yellow dent corn, also known as field corn, is the most widely grown type in Nebraska. It is used both for livestock feed and for fuel. Bartells said white corn is typically used in foods eaten by humans, and sweet corn can be eaten straight on the cob, with a little bit of butter of course.
When the students arrived at the Water Shed area, Todd Whitney of the Nebraska Extension Office spoke to the students about the all-important water cycle.
The water cycle is triggered by something quite far away, the Sun. Whitney said the sun provides the energy to evaporate water, once in the sky it condenses enough to form clouds. Precipitation then falls as rain, snow or sleet and then returns to the ground.