Awards

Club Banquet reservations due Oct. 23!

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Have you sent in your banquet reservation form yet? We would love for you to join us in two weeks!

The Nebraska Agribusiness Club will be honoring two individuals for the Public Service to Agriculture Award and one for the New Horizon Award.

The banquet will be Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 O Street, Lincoln, NE  68520. Reception starts at 5:30 pm with dinner starting at 6:30 pm. Entertainment to be announced!

We ask that you please reserve your seats by October 23rd for $25 per ticket. After October 23rd until the day of the event, tickets prices increase to $30.

Please click below for the form:

2014 Banquet Reservation Form

Print and fill out form. Then send with your cash/check made payable to Nebraska Agribusiness Club (we are sorry but cannot accept credit card) by Thursday, October 23rd to:

Nebraska Agribusiness Club

PO Box 94891

Lincoln, NE 68509

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48th Annual Banquet – November 6

hcccrestThe Nebraska Agribusiness Club invites you to the 48th Annual Banquet! We will be honoring two individuals for the Public Service to Agriculture Award and one for the New Horizon Award.

The banquet will be Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 O Street, Lincoln, NE  68520. Reception starts at 5:30 pm with dinner starting at 6:30 pm. Entertainment to be announced!

We ask that you please reserve your seats by October 23rd for $25 per ticket. After October 23rd until the day of the event, tickets prices increase to $30.

Please click below for the form:

2014 Banquet Reservation Form

Print and fill out form. Then send with your cash/check made payable to Nebraska Agribusiness Club (we are sorry but cannot accept credit card) by Thursday, October 23rd to:

Nebraska Agribusiness Club

PO Box 94891

Lincoln, NE 68509

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2014 award nominations available!

The Nebraska Agribusiness Club would like to announce that nomination forms for the Public Service to Agriculture and New Horizon awards are now available.

The Public Service to Agriculture award has been presented annually since 1967.  The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Nebraska agriculture and Nebraska agribusiness.

The New Horizon Award is an award that recognizes individuals 40 years of age and younger who are upcoming leaders in the agricultural industry.

Nominations for both awards are due by July 15, 2014. Nominations are encouraged from non-club members, as well as club members.  The nomination forms and more information can be found at the links below or by e-mailing nebraskaagribusinessclub@gmail.com.

Public Service to Agriculture Award Application 2014

New Horizon Award Application 2014

Click here for nomination guidelines.

Below is a list of the Award Honorees from 1967-2013  — that’s 46 years of our Club awarding individuals for their agricultural achievements. What a legacy!

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Nebraska Agribusiness Club recognized three award honorees

Three Nebraskans were awarded for their service and dedication to agriculture at the Nebraska Agribusiness Club’s 47th annual awards banquet November 7th at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln.

The 2013 honorees for Public Service to Agriculture are Ken Pohlman of Omaha, and Gerald Schmidt of Jansen. The club also recognized Deanna Karmazin of Lincoln as the New Horizon Award honoree.

IMG_1868 - CopyKen Pohlman is most noted for his work with Midwest Laboratories, of which he is the President and Chief Executive Officer. Since its opening in 1975, Ken has grown the company from a single building, to a seven building campus that houses over 130 employees. Ken’s experiences in agronomy and laboratory management date back to 1964 and include work with Harris Laboratories, Inc. in Lexington and Northrup King and Company in Norfolk. Ken and his wife Beverly are the parents of two married children, Brent (Michele) Pohlman of Omaha, Nebraska, and Amy (David) Reuter of Bellevue, Washington, and grandparents to seven grandchildren.

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Gerald Schmidt and his wife Marcia farm with his two brothers and a brother-in-law. Their farming operation produces irrigated and dry-land crops, broiler chickens and hogs. It is Gerald’s dedication to the board room that makes him deserving of the award. Gerald served two terms on the board of Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company of Plymouth, including serving as chair at the time of merger with Farmers Cooperative of Dorchester and continues in that role today. Gerald has also actively served on the Board of MBA Poultry, America’s Premium Pork Cooperative, Triumph Foods LLC, and the Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation. Gerald is a member of LEAD Group VI, and recognized as the LEAD Outstanding Nebraska Alumni in 2001.

IMG_1863 - CopyDeanna Karmazin has a passion for agricultural education that has guided her 16 year career thus far. From 1996-2011 Deanna served as a UNL Extension Associate in Lancaster County. During her tenure she educated countless students not only in her 4-H activities, but also in programs she developed to educate urban youth about agriculture. Since March of 2011, Deanna has served as the State Director for the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program. This role allows her the opportunity to work together with teachers across the state to integrate agriculture literacy into their classrooms. Deanna is a member of LEAD Group XXIX. Deanna and her husband Steve are the parents of twins, Chris and Lauren.

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47th Annual NE ABC Banquet

Join us for the 47th Annual Banquet Honoring Public Service to Agriculture on November 7 at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 O Street, Lincoln, NE. Click here for directions.

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend the banquet is $25.00 if you register before October 23rd. (The cost jumps to $30 after October 23rd through the day of the event.)

Please RSVP below now and print out and send in your 2013 Nebraska Agribusiness Club Banquet Reservation Form with payment.

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Award nomination forms available, due July 15

The Nebraska Agribusiness Club would like to announce that nomination application forms for the Public Service to Agriculture and New Horizon awards are now available.

The Public Service to Agriculture award has been presented annually since 1967.  The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Nebraska agriculture and Nebraska agribusiness. See the 2012 Award Recipients here.

The New Horizon Award is an award that recognizes individuals 40 years of age and younger who are upcoming leaders in the agricultural industry.

Nominations for both awards are due by July 15, 2013.  The nomination forms and more information can be found in the links below or by e-mail at nebraskaagribusinessclub@gmail.com.

2013 Public Service to Agriculture Award Application
2013 New Horizon Award Application

Click here for Nomination Guidelines.

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Master Conservation Nominations are due Feb. 19

bildeThe Master Conservation recognizes long-term water conservation, innovation and implementation; the 2013 Master Conservationist recognition program is currently seeking nominations.

A winner will be selected from each of the three established categories: agriculture, community and youth. Production agriculture includes individual producers, partnerships, and family farm or ranch corporations. The community category is for groups, individual agencies or businesses that have carried out a water and/or soil conservation program for a minimum of two years. The youth category seeks to recognize any individual or group of individuals 19 years of age or younger for their conservation efforts.

Master Conservationist brochures, which include details on the program, are available at local Natural Resources District and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service offices. Applications can also be found online by visiting www.owh.com and clicking on “In the Community” link. Entries are due February 1, 2013.

All entries are judged by members of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Master Conservationists will be recognized at the annual banquet of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts, September 23, 2013, at the Younes Conference Centre in Kearney. They will also be featured in the Omaha World Herald in September.

The Master Conservationist program is sponsored by the Omaha World-Herald and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL.

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Celebration Recap from Annual Awards Banquet

Over 120 folks celebrated the accomplishments of the club, while recognizing three Nebraskans for their service and dedication to agriculture at the Nebraska Agribusiness Club’s 46th annual awards banquet November1st at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln.

A dynamic jazz duo, Jim Williamson and Wes Stebbins played great, upbeat music — there were a few couples were ready to start cutting a rug!

Club members, LEAD fellows, partners in agriculture, as well as friends and family enjoyed a terrific evening! One member said, “It was a distinct honor and pleasure to be present.”

The 2012 honorees for Public Service to Agriculture were Lisa Lunz of Wakefield and Alan Tiemann of Seward. Dawn Caldwell of Edgar was the first ever recipient of the New Horizon Award.

Lori Luebbe, Nebraska Soybean Association, shared many thoughtful words as she explained Lisa Lunz’s passion for youth and agriculture.

Don Hutchens, Nebraska Corn Board, said, “If 90% of leadership is showing up, we can always count on Alan Tiemann for 150%”

Drew Guiney, Nebraska Soybean Board knows Dawn Caldwell will continue to make a positive difference for agriculture in Nebraska as her years of involvement and experience grows!

Please click here to see the complete program from the 46th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.

Many thanks for all who attended the special evening – and again congratulations to Alan, Dawn, and Lisa!

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Annual Banquet Entertainment

We are happy to announce that the Jim Williamson Trio will be the evening entertainment for the 46th Annual Awards Banquet.

Banquet details:

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Reception | 5:30 pm
Dinner | 6:30 pm
Hillcrest Country Club | 9401 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68520 | Map It

Public Service to Agriculture Award Honorees:
Lisa Lunz – Wakefield, Nebraska
Alan Tiemann – Seward, Nebraska

New Horizon Award Honoree:
Dawn Caldwell – Edgar, Nebraska

Reserve your seat by October 22 for only $25! (Tickets purchased after October 22 are $30)

Please fill out the form below (checks payable to the Nebraska Agribusiness Club):

2012 Nebraska Agribusiness Club Banquet Reservation Form

Please mail to:
Nebraska Agribusiness Club
PO Box 94891
Lincoln, NE 68509

Or email to:
nebraskaagribusinessclub@gmail.com

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Nebraska Agribusiness Club To Honor Three Agriculturalists Nov. 1

Three Nebraskans will be awarded for their service and dedication to agriculture at the Nebraska Agribusiness Club’s 46th annual awards banquet November1st at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln.

The 2012 honorees for Public Service to Agriculture are Lisa Lunz of Wakefield and Alan Tiemann of Seward, and Dawn Caldwell of Edgar is the New Horizon honoree, according to Mat Habrock, chair of the Club’s Awards Committee.

Habrock said the awards banquet is open to the public. Tickets are $25 each before October 22nd and $30 each after October 22nd through the day of the banquet. Ticket reservation forms can be found at by clicking here or by emailing nebraskaagribusinessclub@gmail.com.  Checks should be made payable to the Nebraska Agribusiness Club.

Lisa Lunz, and her husband, Jim farm north of Wakefield, Nebraska raising no-till corn and soybeans.  Lisa is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and a member of LEAD XVII. Lisa is serving her final term on the Nebraska Soybean Board with a total of 12 years served.  She has served as the research committee chairman, secretary and the Board chairman from 2010-2011.  In addition, Lunz is the Soybean Board representative to U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A-FAN) communications committee.  Throughout the years, Lisa has often shown her passion for youth and agriculture education.  She has served as her community 4-H leader and involved with the Soybean educators, Ag Sack Lunch program, UNL Soybean research projects, CommonGround, and Ag Pen Pals.  In addition, Lisa is very involved with the Wakefield School Board and her church.  Lisa and Jim are also the proud parents of three children: Kristina, a recent graduate of Doane College;, Keri, a sophomore at Midland College; and Jacob, a senior at Wakefield High School.

Alan Tiemann, and his wife Lori, became the second generation to return to production agriculture when he began farming with his parents in 1978. Alan is fortunate to have their son, Dan, and his wife Casey, return to the farm making it three active generations of Tiemann’s farming together.  Their operation is a row crop farm raising corn and soybeans.  Alan began his career in public service to agriculture serving on the Seward Farmers Cooperative and Ruby Farmers Cooperative Board of Directors from 1986 to 1994.  He has also served on the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board, serving as president from 2001 and 2002.  Tiemann also represented the Board on the U.S. Grains Council Executive Committee.  In 2003, he began his current tenure on the Nebraska Corn Board. Alan was elected by his peers to serve an unprecedented three terms as Chairman of the Board. Alan again returned to activity on the U.S. Grains Council’s action teams, and was elected to serve on the Board of Directors from 2006 to 2012.  In addition to their son Dan, Alan and Lori also have a son, Brian, who is employed as an architect in Chicago.

Dawn Caldwell, her husband Matt and two children farm in Edgar Nebraska on the family farm passed down from Matt’s grandfather.  Half of their farm is devoted to row crops and farmed with Matt’s brother, and the other half to pasture for their cattle.  Dawn received an Animal Science Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1994, and is a member of LEAD CLASS XXIV.  Currently Dawn works as the communications manager for the Aurora Coop, previously holding the position of livestock specialist for the Coop.  Prior to her time at the Coop, Dawn worked for the University of Nebraska Extension service for three years before taking a job with an independent feed company.  Dawn is involved in the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska, a CommonGround Nebraska spokeswoman and volunteer, a member of the Nebraska Beef Council Board of Directors and active in the Red Angus Association of America.

 

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