Monthly Archives: March 2014

April 7th Club Lunch-n-Learn meeting & speaker RSVP

Join us for the April 7th ‘Lunch-n-Learn’ meeting at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherry Creek Road, Lincoln, NE. Click here for directions.

oxbowJohn Miller, Oxbow Animal Health, will share about the history of his fifth generation farm in Murdock, NE. During his time, hay was the lifeblood from which they grew and nurtured their animals. It was important that every harvest meet the absolute highest standards. Out of that commitment grew the foundation of Oxbow Animal Health. Miller has created an internationally-recognized brand that has become the most trusted name in small animal nutrition, from loyal customers to top veterinarians.

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). Guests are $10 per person. (All members were given a “Free Guest” pass when they renewed their membership – so invite a guest and use your free pass!)

Please RSVP in the form below by Thursday, April 3rd at 5:00pm!

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National Ag Day Activities

russ's marketThe Nebraska Agribusiness Club will celebrate National Ag Day with an event put on with help from KX96.9 on Tuesday, March 25th from 4p-6p at Russ’s Market 70th & Van Dorn. In addition to supporting Russ’s Market’s 50th Anniversary, we will be promoting National Ag Day and Russ’s Market commitment to “Real. Local. Proud to support our Nebraska Growers and Producers.

During our event, we will be offering samples and have confirmations from:

Prairieland Dairy MILK
Nebraska Pork Producers wrapped BUS parked in the parking lot and sampling PORK TENDERLOIN
Beef Council with sampling
Nebraska Soybean Board – Bean Team with SMOOTHIES
Nebraska Corn Board POPCORN samples
CommonGround – speaker representative to talk about Ag in NE at the event
and more!

The Food Bank of Lincoln is also planning to be on hand as well to promote the Nebraska Agribusiness Club’s offer to DOUBLE your DOLLARS (up to $5000). Come out support the local agriculture and raise money for the Food Bank. Or you can give on-line in the Virtual Store the food bank set-up for the Nebraska Agribusiness Club.

We would be thrilled to have even more folks join us – feel free to pass along the invitation, and see you on Ag Day!National-Ag-Day

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Consumer food trends and store tour, topic of March club meeting

On Monday, March 3, over 50 Nebraska Agribusiness Club members and guests got motivated for the upcoming National Ag Week, March 23-29th by Chris Linville of Three Eagles Communications. Chris shared that the Club will be participating, with B&R Stores, and other partners, week-long, but specifically with B&R Stores to bring agriculture directly to food consumers.Marty Jarvis B&R Stores3-3-14

Marty Jarvis, club member with B&R Stores, gave the Club a great presentation on Consumer Trends in the Grocery Store. Marty Jarvis B&R Stores

Consumers are:

  • value-driven
  • health & wellness conscious
  • given more choices with supermarkets
  • cooking at home more
  • want convenience
  • want “local”
  • want to control the information

Future trends:

  • millennials have more influence
  • food packaging will change
  • more international food choices
  • food directly from manufacturer (i.e. buy food directly through Amazon)
  • food safety a key factorWS Marty Jarvis and Larry Elias of B&R Stores
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