2012 Omaha Agri-Business Leadership Award is presented to Dr. Allen G. Blezek, PhD

Nebraska Agribusiness Club member, Dr. Alan Blezek, received the 2012 Omaha Agni-Business Leadership Award at the Annual Banquet.

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.

On the service side, Dr. Blezek served on the Nebraska FFA Foundation Board, Nebraska Ag Relations Board and the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee.

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.

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