associate field in associated table

Hello! Here's come code:

ItemSupplier.first.item.name # returns name

I want:

ItemSupplier.first.name

To return the same name. Is it possible to do that?

Thanks a bunch,
--Peter

(Ruby 1.8.7, Rails 2.3.8)

Provide an instance method of ItemSupplier, called name, that returns
item.name. Don't forget to check for item nil.

Colin