NE Posted in Nebraska November 22, 2015 by Delana Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Nebraska From A To Z Okay, we can’t really tell you everything about Nebraska in just 26 items, but we can give you a pretty good feel for the state. Here’s your A-Z primer on the Cornhusker State. Agriculture flickr/photoreb As Nebraska's #1 industry, agriculture helps to support our state and feed the entire country. Boys Town flickr/Karen This village started out as Father Flanagan's Boys' Home and grew into a huge operation that serves at-risk youth. Cornhuskers flickr/Greg Stock Although the name "Cornhuskers" is shared by all of the sports teams at UNL, the football team is a very big deal in Nebraska. Desert, Great American flickr/Walt Hubis Early explorers saw the expansive Sandhills region of the state and decided it was completely unusable. The called the entire state "the great American desert." Education Wikimedia/Ammodramus Nebraska has a high rate of high school graduation, and with more than 30 post-secondary educational institutions, we also know the value of higher education. Fossils flickr/Quinn Dombrowski Nebraska is surprisingly rich in ancient fossils, located in several locations throughout the state. A portion of the state is even known as the "Fossil Freeway." Morrill Hall on the UNL campus features the world's largest articulated mammoth fossil. Goldenrod flickr/USFWS Mountains-Prairie The pretty goldenrod, which blooms in the late summer, is our state flower. Honeybee flickr/Toshihiro Gamo Buzz! The honeybee is Nebraska's official state insect. Irrigation, Center Pivot flickr/John Lillis Nebraska is both the largest producer and largest user of central pivot irrigation systems. J. Sterling Morton flickr/Cris Newspaperman, Secretary of Agriculture, short-term acting governor, and founder of Arbor Day. Morton's influence can still be felt around the country every Arbor Day and seen at his beautiful mansion in Nebraska City. Kool-Aid flickr/Michael Lehet Kool-Aid was invented right here in Nebraska, and it also happens to be the official state soft drink. Lincoln flickr/Doug Kerr The state's capitol and second-largest city is also home to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the impressive Memorial Stadium. Museums flickr/S C Hargis Nebraska has an abundance of art and history museums for the entertainment and education of residents and visitors. Native Americans flickr/NikonLass Many Native American tribes once lived and hunted in what is now Nebraska. Today, the state has eight reservations. Omaha flickr/Asten The state's largest city is located along the Missouri River in eastern Nebraska and is home to many large businesses, including Berkshire-Hathaway and Union Pacific. Parks flickr/Overduebook Nebraska has an amazing array of state parks, state recreation areas, state historical parks, There's always a beautiful place to spend a day outdoors in Nebraska! Quilt Study Center and Museum Wikimedia/Maureenose This facility at UNL houses the world's largest public collection of quilts. Rodeos flickr/storyseeds Buffalo Bill Cody popularized rodeos in Nebraska with his Wild West Show. Today, there are still plenty of rodeos held all through the state. Sandhills Wikimedia/Ammodramus This expansive region covers one-quarter of the state. It's a unique ecosystem perfect for ranches, and it has been named a National Natural Landmark. Tin Roof Sundae flickr/K Hardy This tasty concoction, consisting of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, marshmallow cream, and peanuts, was invented in Potter, NE at Potter Sundry. Unicameral flickr/edward stojakovic Nebraska is the only state in the country with a single-house legislation. Valentine flickr/Diana Robinson Valentine and its exceptional natural beauty were named one of the nation's top 10 wilderness towns and cities by National Geographic Adventure magazine. Warren Buffett flickr/Fortune Live Media The Oracle of Omaha is the world's third wealthiest person, one of the most influential people in the world (according to Time magazine), and chooses to continue residing in the city in which he was born. X, Malcolm Wikimedia/public domain The famed human rights activist was born in Omaha in 1925. Today, an historical marker stands where his family's home was once located. Yahoo! Wikimedia/Xingenious The technology giant has two offices in Omaha employing a few hundred people. Zoo flickr/Paul Huber Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo has repeatedly been voted the best in the country - and even the best in the world. It has the world's largest indoor desert and America's largest indoor rainforest. There’s so much more to Nebraska – we could fill at least five or six alphabets with interesting state facts! What would you put into your own A-Z state primer?