Meeting Speakers

December 1 Lunch-n-Learn featuring Central Valley Ag

Kent Schultz, Director of Marketing for Central Valley AgJoin us on Monday, December 1 for a lunch-n-learn meeting at the Lancaster Extension Education Center to hear from Kent Schultz, Director of Marketing, for Central Valley Ag. Kent will discuss the merger between United Farmers Cooperative and Central Valley Ag. He will talk about why they decided to merge and what benefits and opportunities it brings to local growers near their 66 locations in Nebraska and Kansas.

Please RSVP in the form below if you can attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Club hears from Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District

IMAG0936The Nebraska Agribusiness Club met for the October meeting yesterday to hear from Jeff Buettner, Public Relations Coordinator from Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (CNPPID). Jeff shared about the integrated water management approach they take to the water projects they manage.

He didn’t have time to share a video with the club, so we wanted to share it with you on our website. Enjoy!

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October 6 Lunch-n-Learn featuring Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District

Join us on Monday, October 6 for a lunch-n-learn meeting at the Lancaster Extension Education Center to hear from Jeff Buttner, Public Relations Coordinator from Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (CNPPID). Jeff will be our guest to talk about the integrated water management approach they take to the water projects they manage.

NPPD“It is Central’s goal to continue to serve the agricultural-based community in south-central Nebraska by protecting and utilizing in a sustainable and ecologically balanced manner all of the natural resources available to us to provide reliable and reasonably priced surface water irrigation and ground water recharge while producing electric power and preserving and enhancing our quality of life and the natural environment in which we live … It is important that these activities be undertaken with the abiding conviction in, and understanding of, our overriding obligation to be good stewards of the region’s environment and its land and water resources.” 

Please RSVP in the form below if you can attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Oxbow Animal Health

oxbowClub members and guests had the great opportunity to hear from John Miller about the history of his fifth generation farm in Murdock, NE at the April Nebraska Agribusiness Club meeting.

During this 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.

Enjoy this video that John wanted the Club to see:

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May 5 Lunch-n-Learn RSVP

Join us May 5 for the Nebraska Agribusiness Club Lunch-n-Learn at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherry Creek Road, Lincoln, NE. Click here for directions.

zoetisZoetis (formerly Pfiser Animal Health) discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes a diverse portfolio of animal health medicines and vaccines designed to meet the real-world needs of veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners they support.

Mike Morgan the Operational Leader of the Lincoln facility will be our presenter to discuss their change from under the Pfiser umbrella to Zoetis.  What new things they have on tap for their Lincoln Plant.  He will also bring with him Tom Evans, DVM, and Jack Coogan, EHS Director to help with the presentation and answer any detailed questions about their products.

 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, May 1 at 5:00pm!

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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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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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March 3rd Meeting RSVP: NEW LOCATION!

The Nebraska Agribusiness Club will be meeting on March 3rd for a Lunch-n-Learn meeting at a NEW LOCATION:

Lincoln Community Playhouse
2500 S 56th St, Lincoln, NE ‎
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bandr12:00-12:05 We will start with Introduction and club announcements
12:05-12:20 We will hear from Chris Linville on what we have planned for Ag Week and Ag Day.
12:20-12:50 Hear from Marty Jarvis on what Grocery Stores carry so many products today
12:50-12:55 Questions & Thank You
12:55-1:00 Drive from LCP to Russ’s Market on 70th & Van Dorn
1:00-1:30 PM Tour of Russ’s Market at 70th & Van Dorn

Please RSVP with the form below if you are planning to attend. If you CANNOT attend after you have RSVP’d, please email nebraskaagribusinessclub@gmail.com. Even though we had great attendance last month, many people who had RSVP’d did not attend, which left us with a lot of food left over. Thanks!

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Upcoming meetings

February 3, 2014 
Farmer/Rancher Panel:
Come hear from Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers who will share with us details about their operations and answer questions about how they keep up with all the changes in agriculture today at our February meeting.
Dave Nielsen, Lincoln
Todd Reed, Waverly
Walt Traudt, Clay Center
Geral Schmidt, Jensen
Dan Rice, Firth

March 3, 2014 
bandrB&R Stores & Ag Week
We will take the Nebraska Agribusiness Club on the road to B&R Stores HQ (4554 W St, Lincoln, NE 68503). For a lunch & Learn with Marty Jarvis their Marketing Director to learn about how modern day grocery stores operate, how many products they carry and why that number keeps growing? We will also hear about the clubs plans for National Ag Day/Week (March 25th) at their local Russ’s Market stores.

March 24-29, 2014 – Ag Week

April 7, 2014
oxbowOxbow Animal Health
Come hear from John Miller about the history of his fifth generation farm in Murdock, NE. During this 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.

May 5, 2014
zoetisZoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes a diverse portfolio of animal health medicines and vaccines designed to meet the real-world needs of veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners they support.

Mike Morgan the Operational Leader of the Lincoln facility will be our presenter to discuss their change from under the Pfiser umbrella to Zoetis.  What new things they have on tap for their Lincoln Plant.  He will also bring with him Tom Evans, DVM, and Jack Coogan, EHS Director to help with the presentation and answer any detailed questions about their products.

June 2, 2014 (All Day Bus Tour)
8:15 AM Load Bus and Leave for Omaha
9:15 AM Arrive a Rotella’s Bakery Plant 108th & Harrison
10:30 AM Arrive at Midwest Labs
11:45 AM Arrive at Farm Credit Services Offices for Lunch, Education and Tour
2:00 PM Arrive at Claas Manufacturing to view video and tour of manufacturing facility
3:30 PM Either Tour & Tasting at Lucky Buckey Or Head back to Lincoln

August 7, 2014 
7:05 pm Saltdog’s Game and Social Event

October 6, 2014
Jeff Buttner, Public Relations Coordinator from Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (CNPPID) will be our guest to talk about the integrated water management approach they take to the water projects they manage.

“It is Central’s goal to continue to serve the agricultural-based community in south-central Nebraska by protecting and utilizing in a sustainable and ecologically balanced manner all of the natural resources available to us to provide reliable and reasonably priced surface water irrigation and ground water recharge while producing electric power and preserving and enhancing our quality of life and the natural environment in which we live … It is important that these activities be undertaken with the abiding conviction in, and understanding of, our overriding obligation to be good stewards of the region’s environment and its land and water resources.”
NPPD  

November 3, 2014
Nebraska Wineries- James Arthur Vineyards

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February 3rd NE ABC meeting RSVP

Please join us for the Nebraska Agribusiness Club Meeting on February 3 at the Lancaster County Extension Education Center.

Come hear from Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers who will share with us details about their operations and answer questions about how they keep up with all the changes in agriculture today at our February meeting. Lunch will start at 11:30 am with the panel starting at 12:15 pm.

Farmers/Ranchers

Dave Nielsen, Lincoln
Todd Reed, Waverly
Walt Traudt, Clay Center
Geral Schmidt, Jensen
Dan Rice, Firth

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