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
12:00-12:05 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Club members and guests heard from Dan Rice of PrairieLand Dairy at the May Lunch -n-Learn meeting in Lincoln. Dan shared about his role at the dairy, the future direction and plans for the business.
Please watch it if you missed the meeting!
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.
Conversation with Lisa Lunz 02282013
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!
We are excited to be able to celebrate National Ag Week with a social and benefit!
You’re invited on March 19, 2013 for a social held at the Nebraska Club, located on the 20th floor of the U.S> Bank building in the heart of downtown Lincoln. Parking can be found in the meters or directly across the street in the Cornhusker Square Garage (entrance on L Street in between 12th & 13th streets).
This event is sponsored by the University of Nebraska Foundation (thanks to Ann Bruntz!) from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm.
The $10 donation at the door which will be used to purchase the 2012 Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation Children’s Agriculture Book of the Year, “First Peas to the Table” by Susan Grigsby for LPS school libraries.
Please RSVP for this event by Friday, March 15 HERE.
At the Monday meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club, Dean of Extension, Dr. Chuck Hibberd, gave a great insight to the way Extension Educators are helping the agricultural communities across the state.
Hibberd first shared about the role of the county agent in 1953 and how it looks a little different today in 2013 as an Extension Educator. The tools of the trade have changed for these educators as well.
He noted six areas that the Extension program are trying to focus on: Beef; Child and Youth; Crops for the Future; Entrepreneurship; Food, Nutrition and Health; and Water and the Environment.
Lastly, Dr. Hibberd shared some great web resources that are available from Extension:
Enjoy the video of Dr. Chuck Hibberd:
The Nebraska Agribusiness Club is invited to attend the Governor’s Ag Conference is Feb. 12-13 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. will speak at the 25th Annual Governor’s Ag Conference, to be held Feb. 12-13 in Kearney. Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach said today that Paulson, who now chairs The Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago, will participate in a dialogue with Governor Dave Heineman about the future of U.S. economic competitiveness, the role of foreign investment in generating opportunities for Nebraska, and the prospects for enhanced trade and investment with China, in particular.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is still accepting registrations to the Conference, with early deadline set for Jan. 29. Those interested in attending can register by calling NDA toll-free at (800) 831-0550 or by going online at http://www.agr.ne.gov.
For more information on the conference, click here.
The Nebraska Agribusiness Club welcomed a large crowd of over 60 members and guests Monday, January 7th first “Lunch-n-Learn” meeting of the year.
Senator Tom Carlson gave a legislative update to the club about issues for the upcoming Legislature that include: a two-year budget, 1/4% sales tax for roads, state aid for schools, and water & ag issues. Specific bills that will be coming before the Ag Committee are:
- Animal welfare
- Corn checkoff structure
- Brand laws
- Water management and funding
You can watch the Senator’s talk on our YouTube channel, or by clicking play below.