Dr. Blezek was nominated by Larry E. Sitzman and supported by a number of company representatives in the Omaha/Lincoln area.
Dr. Blezek served as the director of the Nebraska LEAD Program for 25 years and during that time participated in international programs in over 90 countries. While at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Blezek was recognized for a number of awards including the Distinguished Teaching Award and Distinguished Educational Service Award.
Dr. Blezek accepted the award and gave tribute to Omaha as a great city with a rich history of Agriculture and Agri-Businesss. He thanked his supporters who gave graciously to the Nebraska LEAD Program and thanked the audience for keeping Agriculture as a vital economic driver for the State of Nebraska.