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Club adopts a CEDARS family this holiday

after hours nov 12For the third straight year, the Nebraska Agribusiness Club is adopting a family through the CEDARS program. Again this year, the club held an After Hours even to raise donations for the family – $375. Read about our adopted families in 2011 and 2012.

The “adopted” family this year is Genni and Justin. They are the parents of a 7-month-old son, Aaron and are expecting another child in April. Justin suffers from PTSD from being in Afghanistan and is working with the local VA Hospital to manage his depression. He has not been able to work since coming home from the war. Genni works part time and is the sole provider for the family. They have been involved in the CEDARS Healthy Families America program since September 2013. Genni did not breastfeed as long as she hoped with Aaron, and really wants to be successful in breastfeeding her new baby for at least one year. Genni and Justin do not have family in town and they won’t be seeing them this Christmas either, so having a family in town “adopt” them would be special to them.

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Aaron is a 7 month old boy who loves crawling around and being on the floor playing and reading books. For Christmas, Aaron would love a Vtech alphabet activity cube or a Fisher Price laugh & learn stride to ride puppy. He would also enjoy a Baby Einstein Sea Dreams soother or board books like Goodnight Moon, The Giving Tree, and I Love You Forever. He will be wearing 12-18 months and needs footie pajamas (non character preferably), and fun socks (polka dots or stripes). Aaron LOVES music so any Baby Einstein Baby Bach & Baby Mozart cd’s Rock-a-bye Baby Lullaby Renditions would be perfect.

A few of the club officers shopped for the family this week and the CEDARS staff was very appreciative of the donation.


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Club Tour 2013 {Nebraska City}

The Nebraska Agribusiness Club Tour was a success! Thank you to those who were able to join us.


The day started out heading East from Lincoln to Nebraska City. The first stop was the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum. The museum just opened to the public this past April and was a great display of the Kregel family’s business of water-pumping windmills. For more history, click hereDSC04056 DSC04059 DSC04058

Next the tour took us to the Arbor Tree Farm where we had a Renewable Fuels Tour  and completed an Awesome Adventure, much like an Amazing Race competition. We were able to learn about wildlife, the farm, the greenhouse and more during this adventure.DSC04066 DSC04068 ??????????????????????????????? DSC04071 DSC04072

Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard hosted the group for lunch where were given a great intro on their history and their business, as well as a hayrack ride and wine tasting/apple barn tour. DSC04073 DSC04074To see all of the pictures from the tour, see our Facebook photo album.


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Dan Rice, PrairieLand Dairy, shares about dairy, sustainability and healthy soil

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!

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Club Tour Agenda and RSVP

733785_10151529601379898_454621143_nThe Nebraska Agribusiness Club Tour will be June 3, 2013 to Nebraska City. The schedule for the day is as follows:


8:30 am: Depart from Walmart parking lot-8700 Andermatt Drive (84th and Hwy 2) Map

9:30: Arrive at Kregel Windmill Factory Museum

11:00: Arrive at Arbor Tree Farm

Renewable Fuels Tour & Awesome Adventure

2.KO_Building_4851:00: Lunch at Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard

1:30: Hayrack ride and wine tasting/Apple barn tour

**Wine tasting is $5 for 4 tastes and you keep the glass.  This cost is not included in the $20 tour cost

3:00: Load bus to return to Lincoln

4:00: Back in Lincoln and unload at Walmart on 84th and Hwy 2

Additional notes:

1)      Tour Cost: $20/person which includes transportation, pulled pork lunch with fresh baked pie, admissions, and tour fees

2)      Spouses and guests are invited

3)      Snacks and bottled water will be provided on the bus as lunch won’t be served until 1:00 pm, but feel free to bring your own snacks/beverages on the bus. 

RSVP here by Friday, May 24.  Seating on the bus is limited to the first 50. We know some will be driving separately, so on the RSVP form, please note if you’ll be riding the bus or driving separately.

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March meeting featured Nebraska Department of Agriculture Assistant Director

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!

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National Ag Week Social ~ March 19th

nufoundationWe 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.

FirstPeas_CvrSMThe $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.

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March meeting to update club from Department of Agriculture

ne_dept_of_agricultureJoin us for the upcoming Lunch & Learn Meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club on March 4th, 2013 at the Northern Lights HyVee, 84th & Holdrege Street in Lincoln. Map It location here.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture will be giving an update.  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).

Please RSVP here.

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Dean of Extension shares areas of focus, new outreach

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.IMG_1018

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:

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Upcoming NABC After Hours Event!

The Nebraska Agribusiness Club is excited to host our first After Hours social event. $10 admission will be collected, and all proceeds will benefit CEDARS Adopt a Family program (read about what we did last year here). For the second year in a row the Nebraska Agribusiness Club has adopted a deserving family and will be providing them with gifts and items needed to help them have a happy holiday season.


Invite your coworkers, friends and family to join us for great socializing and to help support a great cause. If you are unable to attend please consider making a donation. Donations can be sent to the Nebraska Agribusiness Club and will be included with the proceeds for the evening.

Nebraska Agribusiness Club After Hours
November 29th
4:30-6:30 at Misty’s South
3930 Village Drive (40th and Old Cheney)
Light appetizers and cash bar provided

Please RSVP with the form below or email 

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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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