Nebraska Farm Bureau Reaches 2013 Membership Quota with 42 Quota Counties

11/14/2013 8:00:00 AM

Nebraska Farm Bureau has made its membership quota for 2013, and we extend a thank you to all of our volunteers and career agents for their efforts in this great accomplishment, Del Ficke, Nebraska Farm Bureau director of membership services, said Oct. 14.

“Congratulations to county leaders and career agents! It’s their leadership, innovative ideas and hard work that make consistent membership growth possible year after year,” Ficke said. “We had a strong presence from 42 counties who made quota this year. We tripled the amount we had last year. I hope we’ve turned the corner on membership and continue to grow in the coming years.”

The counties that made quota are:

NORTHWEST DISTRICT: Box Butte, Cherry, Keith, Logan, McPherson, Scotts Bluff, Sioux and Thomas.

CENTRAL DISTRICT: Blaine, Buffalo, Colfax, Custer, Garfield, Hall, Hamilton; Howard, Merrick, Nance and Polk.

NORTHEAST DISTRICT: Brown, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Rock and Wheeler.

SOUTHEAST DISTRICT: Douglas, Gage, Lancaster, Sarpy and York.

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT: Chase, Clay, Dawson, Frontier, Harlan, Hitchcock, Perkins, Phelps and Red Willow.

Another thank you goes out to the 23 counties that participated in the Investment in the Future program for 2013. Be watching for the announcement of the 2014 program very soon.

“This has been a successful program, and I hope more counties take advantage of it in the 2014 membership year. The focus this program is on bringing in young farmer and rancher members into the organization,” Ficke said.

“The 2014 membership year is well under way as of Oct. 1, and I encourage all of our counties to begin planning for membership activity right now. You have made your budgets, which includes membership requirements, so let’s go out and reach our membership goals,” he said.

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