Nebraska State Nickname

The Cornhusker State

Nebraska is commonly referred to as the "Cornhusker State." This nickname was officially adopted on March 23, 1945. The term "Cornhusker" is a reference to the University of Nebraska's sports teams, particularly the football team, whose members are often called "Cornhuskers." The name pays homage to the state's strong agricultural heritage, particularly its association with corn cultivation. Nebraska has long been a leading producer of corn in the United States, and the nickname reflects the importance of agriculture to the state's economy. The term has become deeply ingrained in the cultural identity of Nebraska and is proudly embraced by its residents.