Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation PAC Names Clare and Schafer 'Friends of Agriculture'

4/23/2014 3:51:42 PM


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Tim Clare Named ‘Friend of Agriculture’ by Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation PAC


Tim Clare of Lincoln has been named a “Friend of Agriculture” by NFBF-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. 

Clare serves on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents representing district 1 and is currently seeking re-election to the position. 

“Tim has demonstrated time and again that he understands the importance of agriculture and the role the University of Nebraska plays in supporting our agriculture economy,” said Mark McHargue, chair of NFBF-PAC and first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau. 

“It’s important that we continue to maintain and build the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources in order to carry out the land grant mission of the University of Nebraska and Tim has been helpful in moving that mission forward,” said McHargue.  

Clare’s understanding of the important role research and extension plays in aiding Nebraska farmers and ranchers is one of the reasons he’s received the designation, according to McHargue. 

“Tim is well connected to the needs of agriculture. He understands how important advancements in technology are to farmers and ranchers and the role the University plays in helping keep Nebraska farmers and ranchers on the cutting edge of that technology,” said McHargue.  

The Friend of Agriculture designation is given to selected candidates for public office based on their commitment to and positions on agricultural issues, qualifications and previous experience, communication abilities and their ability to represent the district, McHargue said.  

Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots, statewide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 56,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit nefb.org.
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Rob Schafer Named ‘Friend of Agriculture’ by Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation PAC  

Rob Schafer of Beatrice has been named a “Friend of Agriculture” by NFBF-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee.  

Schafer serves on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents representing district 5. He is currently seeking re-election to the position. Schafer was appointed to the board by Gov. Dave Heineman in 2013.  

“Rob has first-hand experience and a tremendous understanding of the needs of agriculture and rural Nebraska. During his time on the board he’s shown that he understands how the University fits into the bigger picture of supporting agriculture and rural communities,” said Mark McHargue, chair of NFBF-PAC and first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.  

McHargue says it is vital that those leading the University have a strong grasp of its land grant mission be in tune to the needs of farmers, ranchers and the state’s agriculture based economy.  

Rob’s involvement in his farming operation and in his law practice dealing with agriculture issues make him uniquely qualified to bring real rural and agriculture knowledge to the table. He’s made rural growth and agriculture a key part of his priorities and will keep those priorities on the forefront for the University,” said McHargue.   

The Friend of Agriculture designation is given to selected candidates for public office based on their commitment to and positions on agricultural issues, qualifications and previous experience, communication abilities, and their ability to represent the district, McHargue said.   The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots, statewide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 56,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit nefb.org.
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