Investing in Aggie business
Sept. 10, 2019
By NCTA News
CURTIS, Neb. – A large jar filled with shredded money is always an eye-catcher.
What is the value of the bills in this jar?”
That snagged the attention of curious college students when agribusiness major Kathryn Schick of Curtis picked up the large plastic jar.
On opening day of classes at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Schick staffed the information table at an event fair featuring Aggie clubs and teams.
Campus newcomers learned the NCTA Business Club hosts fun and educational events supporting all Aggies, not just those majoring in agribusiness management, said Mary Rittenhouse, chair of the Agribusiness Management Systems division.
“Ag Business classes and club activities help our students to be better, more efficient, decision makers,” Rittenhouse explains. “These decisions affect our bottom line.”
And, why learn about money?
“Because money doesn’t come with instructions,” says Rittenhouse.
In her previous career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Rittenhouse was able to acquire the 8 pounds of shredded bills for her educational programs.
Old currency is shredded when removed from circulation. And, the answer to the filled jar?
At the time of shredding the estimated composition was $5,287.10 per pound, or about $42,296.80 in the jar.
The Ag Business Club recently re-organized with Schick as president, Paige Twohig of Wilcox elected vice president and Sophie Nutter, also of Wilcox, named the secretary.Download a PDF of this press release