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Hartman among those speaking against UNL ‘Meatless Mondays’ PDF Print E-mail

Students in favor of agriculture organized to become one voice at the Association for Students at a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (ASUN) senate meeting Dec. 3.
“The Collegiate Farm Bureau received information that ASUN would be voting on a resolution to spend student money on an educational campaign to promote Meatless Mondays as proposed by the Environmental Sustainability Committee. This information prompted us to launch a grassroots campaign in support of meat production in Nebraska and to gather students to speak against the resolution,” said, Lukas Fricke, Collegiate Farm Bureau Vice president.
ASUN Senator, Spencer Hartman of Champion, joined the coalition of students and spoke against the resolution in debate.
“As a land grant institution, in the number one beef producing state in the nation, attended by students whose heritage and livelihoods are depending on livestock production, this is something that we cannot stand for,” Hartman said to his fellow senators.
Collegiate Farm Bureau organized the coalition of more than 100 students that came to the senate meeting. During open forum, multiple student leaders expressed their opposition of the topic and encouraged the senate to vote down the resolution.
In the end, the student senate voted down the purposed resolution with a clear majority vote. The Collegiate Farm Bureau plans to continue working to educate students and faculty about the importance of agriculture.
“Meatless Mondays” is an initiative encouraging people to stop eating meat on Mondays.
The Collegiate Farm Bureau is a student organization to be the “Voice of Agriculture on Campus” through a wide variety of education, service and advocacy efforts.