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April 2nd Lunch-n-Learn with Lincoln Premium Poultry

Join us for the April 2nd ‘Lunch-n-Learn’ meeting at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherry Creek Road, Lincoln, NE.

Lincoln Premium Poultry Speakers – Jessica Kolterman & Walt Shafer of Lincoln Premium Poultry which is a Nebraska-based company created in collaboration with Costco Wholesale to source and process chickens in Nebraska through local Nebraska farmers. Costco is currently in the process of building a state-of-the-art processing facility, feed mill, and hatchery in the industrial park in Fremont, NE. At peak production, the new facility will process roughly 2 million chickens per week, grown on approximately 125-150 farms around the region, and will employ between 800-1000 people. Walt Shafer (a chicken farmer) serves as the COO and project manager of Lincoln Premium Poultry. Walt’s poultry experience spans over three decades. At one point in his career, he was responsible for over 26 production facilities at one time. Additionally, Walt is a chicken farmer and has four of his own barns at his home in his home state of Virginia.

Please come to hear about the largest economic development project ever in Nebraska and ask questions of how this project will benefit the producers within 100 miles of their high-tech state of the art facility in Fremont, NE.

Buffet lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the program starting at 12:20 p.m. Meeting registration, which includes lunch, is included with your membership to the Nebraska Agribusiness Club. Non-members must pay $20 per meeting.

Please RSVP below by Thursday, March 29th to help us with a meal count for this meeting.

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