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Food Bank of Lincoln director to speak at next meeting

Scott Young, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Lincoln is scheduled to speak at the upcoming August 20th Nebraska Agribusiness Club meeting in Lincoln.

Scott began that job on September 10th 2001 after a 28 year broadcasting career.  He is a 2001 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in Communication.  In the spring of 2011 he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from NWU.

Scott recently served as Vice-Chair of the National Affiliate Council for Feeding America, a group which is elected to serve as a voice for the members of that organization which is the national network of Food Banks.

Assisting Scott with the presentation will the Alynn Sampson, Director of Childhood Hunger Programs, to give an overview of the BackPack Program.

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.

Please RSVP below, or by clicking here. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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LEAD XXX Fellows share on seminar to Ireland, Scotland, England

Jamie Bauman and Aaron Raymond, LEAD XXX Fellows were our guest speakers at the May meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club yesterday at the Lancaster Extension Education Center in Lincoln.  Jamie and Aaron spoke about their LEAD Study/Travel Seminar to Ireland, Scotland and England earlier this year. While on seminar, they toured grain and livestock farms, dairies, distilleries and had time for some tourist activities like visiting castles, libraries and old cities.

Their presentation is split into to videos (part 1 and 2 as labeled below) or click here to watch on our YouTube page. Enjoy!

Our next meeting will be our annual bus tour on June 4th. Save the date!

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LEAD Fellows will report at May meeting

The May meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club will be May 7th at the Lancaster Extension Education Center in Lincoln. We are excited to hear from representatives of the LEAD XXX (30) class: Jamie Bauman and Aaron Raymond!

Jamie is a Research Technologist II in the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab  at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, as well as being the UNL Rodeo Association Advisor. Aaron is a Financial Analyst with Farm Credit Services of America. Both will be sharing their experiences of the LEAD program, and what they have yet coming up this year.

The Nebraska LEAD Program began 30 years ago to develop agricultural leaders from Nebraska’s future generations. The constant changes that occur in agricultural policy, marketing, economics and technology point to the need for strong leaders to advocate for the heart of Nebraska’s economy–agriculture.

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.

Please RSVP below, or by clicking here. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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April meeting focused on Nebraska crop numbers for 2012

Michael Irons, commercial manager within ADM’s Oilseed Division, was our guest speaker for the April meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club. Irons’ position with ADM is to oversee the Lincoln and Fremont, Nebraska soybean crush facilities. His responsibilities are primarily centered on the procurement and sales of soybeans and soy products.

Irons began his presentation with a background of ADM and their position in Nebraska. Currently, ADM is consuming around 13% of Nebraska’s crop production. This is about 85 million bushels of soybeans per year, 209 million bushels of corn per year and 19 million bushels of wheat per year in Nebraska.

According to the USDA/NASS Report on March 30, Irons shared some numbers important to the U.S. and Nebraska in terms of stocks and acreage reports. Highlights include:

    • Corn stocks down
      • 8% down in U.S.
      • 10% down in NE
    • Soybean stocks up
      • 10% up in U.S.
      • 37% up in NE
    • Corn acreage
      • U.S. up 96 million acres
      • NE up 10.3 million acres
    • Soybean acreage
      • U.S. down 74 million acres
      • NE down 4.7 million acres
    • Looking forward to 2012-2013
      • Corn supply tight nearby
      • Soybean supply sufficient  nearby
      • Possibly more production in South America
      • 2013 acreage battle
      • Usage/profitability
      • Mother nature

Be sure to mark May 7, 2012 on your calendar for our next meeting at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. You can RSVP here!

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Ag is Sexy and You Know It!

Ag is Sexy and You Know It! What a way to start a meeting! But Dr. Ronnie Green is sincere when he started his presentation about the future of agriculture with this phrase because the future of agriculture is looking so good.

Yet, he did talk about the challenges we have, like the expected growth of world population and producing enough food, staying on the cutting edge of technology, and focusing on food, fuel and water.

Watch these video series (four parts) of Dr. Green’s presentation:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Also, check out Dr. Green’s blog, Innovating Agriculture and Natural Resources to 2025: http://ianrblog.unl.edu/

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March 12 meeting to feature Dr. Ronnie Green

We are excited to feature Dr. Ronnie Green, NU Vice President and IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor as our March 12th meeting speaker!

Please note that this is the second Monday of the month, not the first Monday like we regularly meet. Getting  a moment of Dr. Green’s time is valuable and this will be a meeting you won’t want to miss. Read his bio here: Dr. Ronnie Green Biography.

Please RSVP by clicking here or filling out the form below. We are still working out the kinks with our new system, if you have any questions or suggestions, please email nebraskaagribusinessclub@gmail.com. Thanks!

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Legislative issues that affect Nebraska agriculture

The February meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club focused on legislative issues that affect Nebraska agriculture. Craig Head, Assistant Director of Governmental Relations of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation brought forward a few broad, key issues that the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation has their eye on during the 102nd legislative session in Nebraska.

The list of these issues include:

LB 850 – Hadley = Provide an income tax credit for people to move to rural Nebraska areas.
LB 1061 – Heidemann = Change provisions relating to valuation of agricultural land
LB 84 – Fischer = Adopt the Build Nebraska Act and provide for distribution of sales and use tax revenue for road construction
LB 884 – Sullivan = Create an agriculture literacy task force
LB 427 – Cornett = Change the commercial Dog and Cat Breeding Inspection Act
LB 459 – Schilz = Prohibit political subdivisions from defining or assigning legal status for animals inconsistent with personal property status
LB 1057 – Carlson = Change the Nebraska Corn Resources Act
LB 9050 – Carlson = Change the Nebraska Wheat Resources Act

Another issue to pay attention to is term limits. Currently, Senators may serve two, four-year terms before being term limited out. In 2014, there will be 22 open seats (of 49 total senators in our Unicameral) and a number of those 22 open seats are committee chairs. Many districts may struggle to find good candidates willing and able to serve.

To learn more about each issue and to keep up on the most recent legislative information, visit the Nebraska Legislature website.

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Meeting announcements:

  • Ethanol Board Meeting is February 14 – email Gerri Monahan ( geri@inebraska.com)  for more details.
  • Governor’s Ag Conference is February 15-16 in Kearney
  • LEAD recognition is March 9 – email Jeff Monhollon ( JMonhollon@farmersnational.com) for more details.
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Last reminder! RSVP for meeting on February 6th

Please RSVP by tonight for next Monday’s meeting, (Feb. 6) of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club!

We will have two speakers to provide a legislative update on agricultural issues. Craig Head, Assistant Director of Governmental Relations with the Nebraska Farm Bureauwill share information important to all of agriculture across the state, and Mick Mines, lobbyist for the Nebraska Corn Growers Association will look at the specifics in legislation that affect Nebraska’s corn farmers.

The meeting will be held at the Lancaster Extension Education Center in Lincoln. Buffet lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the program starting at 12:20 p.m.

Please RSVP by clicking here, then fill out the form and press “Submit”.

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Meeting Details | February 6th

The February 6th meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club will host two speakers to provide a legislative update on agricultural issues. Craig Head, Assistant Director of Governmental Relations with the Nebraska Farm Bureau will share information important to all of agriculture across the state, and Mick Mines, lobbyist for the Nebraska Corn Growers Association will look at the specifics in legislation that affect Nebraska’s corn farmers.

The meeting will be held at the Lancaster Extension Education Center in Lincoln. 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.

Please RSVP by clicking here, then fill out the form and press “Submit”.

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