Farmers Offer "Free Groceries For a Year"

Nebraska Farmers Offer "Free Groceries for a Year!" - Sweepstakes launches Jan. 7 at

Whoever said there's no such thing as a free lunch has never met a Nebraska farmer. In fact, they are offering the chance for residents of the state to win a free breakfast, lunch and dinner by way of free groceries– for an entire year.

Beginning today, Nebraskans can register for a chance at one of two grand prizes of $5,000 "Free Groceries for a Year!"* courtesy of a group of Nebraska farmers, a veterinarian and a grocer, at Upon visiting the site, consumers register by "meeting" one of their fellow Nebraskans through a short video that shows how each is involved in producing safe, nutritious and affordable food. Consumers can register with each of the seven featured individuals daily through April 8, the end of the 90-day program.

The Farmers Feed US website features corn, dairy, hog, soybean and turkey farmers, as well as a veterinarian and a grocer, each sharing information about the foods they produce.

Featured Nebraskans include:
• Danny Kluthe, hog farmer, Dodge
• Chad Bartek, soybean farmer, Ithaca
• Angela Baysinger, veterinarian, Bruning
• Kyle Cantrell, corn farmer, Anselmo
• Dean Engelman, dairy farmer, Jansen
• Mike Shinn, turkey farmer, Gibbon
• Pat Raybould, grocer, Lincoln

"As Nebraskans, we're thrilled to offer free groceries for a year to the consumers of our state," said Chad Bartek, a soybean farmer from Ithaca, Nebraska, who is a featured farmer on "This is an opportunity for us to share what we produce with consumers of the state and to let them know we share their values - taking care of our families, taking care of our animals and land and giving back to our communities."

Over the course of the sweepstakes, consumers throughout the state will also see and hear from these farmers as they are featured in television advertising and on Facebook ( and Twitter (

Supporting Nebraska agriculture groups include the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A-FAN), Nebraska Soybean Board, Nebraska Pork Producers, Nebraska Corn Board, Midwest Dairy Association, and B&R Grocery.

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