Monthly Archives: February 2013

National Ag Week Social ~ March 19th

nufoundationWe are excited to be able to celebrate National Ag Week with a social and benefit!

You’re invited on March 19, 2013 for a social held at the Nebraska Club, located on the 20th floor of the U.S> Bank building in the heart of downtown Lincoln. Parking can be found in the meters or directly across the street in the Cornhusker Square Garage (entrance on L Street in between 12th & 13th streets).

This event is sponsored by the University of Nebraska Foundation (thanks to Ann Bruntz!) from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm.

FirstPeas_CvrSMThe $10 donation at the door which will be used to purchase the 2012 Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation Children’s Agriculture Book of the Year, “First Peas to the Table” by Susan Grigsby for LPS school libraries.

Please RSVP for this event by Friday, March 15 HERE.

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March meeting to update club from Department of Agriculture

ne_dept_of_agricultureJoin us for the upcoming Lunch & Learn Meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club on March 4th, 2013 at the Northern Lights HyVee, 84th & Holdrege Street in Lincoln. Map It location here.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture will be giving an update.  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 (unless you have already paid for the inclusive membership).

Please RSVP here.

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Dean of Extension shares areas of focus, new outreach

At the Monday meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club, Dean of Extension, Dr. Chuck Hibberd, gave a great insight to the way Extension Educators are helping the agricultural communities across the state.

Hibberd first shared about the role of the county agent in 1953 and how it looks a little different today in 2013 as an Extension Educator. The tools of the trade have changed for these educators as well.IMG_1018

He noted six areas that the Extension program are trying to focus on: Beef; Child and Youth; Crops for the Future; Entrepreneurship; Food, Nutrition and Health; and Water and the Environment.

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Lastly, Dr. Hibberd shared some great web resources that are available from Extension:

Enjoy the video of Dr. Chuck Hibberd:

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