Monthly Archives: March 2012

April 2nd meeting features ADM’s Oilseed Division Commercial Manager

The April meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club will host Michael Irons on April  2, 2012 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center in Lincoln. Michael Irons is a commercial manager within ADM’s Oilseed Division overseeing the Lincoln and Fremont, NE soybean crush facilities. He will be providing an introduction to ADM and review the highlights of the  USDA Report coming out March 30.

Irons responsibilities are primarily centered on the procurement and sales of soybeans and soy products.  Previous to his current role, he has held management and merchandising roles within the Corn Processing, Oilseed, and Grain divisions.

Buffet lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the program starting at 12:20 p.m. Meeting registration, which includes lunch, is $10 per person.

Please RSVP below, or by clicking here. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Celebrate Ag Week…LIVE!

For National Ag Week, the Nebraska Agribusiness Club has been out sharing the great story of agriculture…LIVE! On Monday, NAC members were on the radio with 92.9 The Eagle, KX 96.9 and KFOR 1240 AM! You might be hearing some great commercials this week sponsored by NAC as well.

The country music station, KX 96.9 sent a special e-note to their listeners, helping us share our story:

On the home webpage of 92.9 The Eagle, viewers can click right on the National Ag Week logo:

Also on the KFOR 1240 AM webpage, viewers can read more details about National Ag Week in Nebraska:

How are you celebrating National Ag Week, and National Ag Day on Thursday?

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Award nomination forms now available

The Nebraska Agribusiness Club would like to announce that nomination forms for the Public Service to Agriculture  and New Horizon awards are now available.

The Public Service to Agriculture award has been presented annually since 1967.  The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Nebraska agriculture and Nebraska agribusiness. See the 2011 Award Recipients here.

The New Horizon Award is an award that recognizes individuals 40 years of age and younger who are upcoming leaders in the agricultural industry.

Nominations for both awards are due by July 16, 2012.  The nomination forms and more information can be found in the links below or by e-mail at nebraskaagribusinessclub@gmail.com.

Public Service to Agriculture Award Application

New Horizon Award Application

Nomination Guidelines are as follows:

  • Up to two persons will be selected to receive the Public Service to Agriculture award at the annual banquet each year. Consideration will be given to selecting one honoree from theLincolnarea and one from greaterNebraska.
  • Up to one person will be selected to receive the New Horizon award at the annual banquet each year. Consideration is only given to those individuals 40 years and younger.
  • Up to one posthumous award may be presented, allowing for a total of up to four awards in years when this is done. The posthumous award recipient may be from anywhere inNebraska.
  • Consideration will be given to selecting honorees that represent production agriculture, agribusiness and other agricultural organizations, including but not limited to, the areas of education and research, agricultural finance, conservation, marketing, news media, government and work with farm youth.
  • Honorees are required to attend the awards banquet the evening of November 1, 2012.
  • Award nominations shall be considered for a period of three years from the date of the nomination.
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