Monthly Archives: March 2013

Having conversations with consumers

Spreading the message about the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) during the recent Commodity Classic was the task at hand for Lisa Lunz, a corn and soybean farmer from Wakefield, Nebraska. Lunz is on the Nebraska Soybean Board and a director on the USFRA.

Lunz tells Brownfield that because agriculture has not had a voice, many consumers are confused. Consumer education, having conversations with consumers and answering their questions is something every farmer can do.

podcastConversation with Lisa Lunz 02282013

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Ag Day Celebration!

Picture1The Nebraska Agribusiness Club celebrated Ag Day (March 19) with a fundraiser social at the Nebraska Club in Lincoln.  The event was generously hosted and sponsored by the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Besides the great food and drinks, the members celebrated agriculture by raising funds to provide a copy of First Peas to the Table by Susan Grigsby to every elementary school library in the Lincoln Public Schools system.  In total over $660 dollars were raised to purchase the books.

First Peas to the Table was recognized as the Agriculture in the Classroom’s book of year.  The book is described as “A fun work of fiction in which a girl competes in a classroom garden competition to see who can get the ‘first peas to the table.’ Based on the contest that Thomas Jefferson hosted held with his friends and neighbors every year, this book seamlessly integrate school gardens, history, botany, and seasonal weather themes into one fun-to-read book.”

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April 1st meeting featuring speaker from GeneSeek

GS_Header2Join us for the upcoming Lunch-n-Learn Meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club on April 1st, 2013 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road in Lincoln. Directions here.

Abraham Oommen from GeneSeek in Lincoln will be speaking. 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).

Click here to RSVP or go to the RSVP tab above: https://nebraskaagribusinessclub.wordpress.com/rsvp/

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March meeting featured Nebraska Department of Agriculture Assistant Director

Bobbie Kriz-Wickam, assistant director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture spoke to the club at Monday’s meeting at the Northern Lights Hy-Vee in Lincoln.

Bobbie covered the structure of the department – At Work for You, At Work for Agriculture, At Work for Nebraska.  She also covered more specifically their work in ag promotion development which includes working with youth, livestock county friendly counties and the new consumer-focused publication that is scheduled to come out during National Ag Week.

You can watch Bobbie on YouTube, or click play below.

Don’t forget to RSVP for our National Ag Week social on March 19th at the Nebraska Club from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm!

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