FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2014
CONTACT: Deanna Karmazin, executive director, Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, mobile 402-310-7561.
County Farm Bureaus Believe in Promoting Leadership, Education and Young People
LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced three significant donations from Lancaster, Saline and Douglas County Farm Bureaus. Donations go toward leadership development, supporting young farmers and ranchers and to build awareness, understanding and positive public perception of agriculture through education and leadership development.
“We are so grateful for the commitment to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture by all of these county Farm Bureaus. We want them to take great pride in knowing that this is their Foundation,” said Angi McAndrew, director of development for the NFB Foundation for Agriculture. “These gifts are a visible sign that county Farm Bureaus support the work that the Foundation is doing. We will use every dollar creating opportunities for students to learn more about where their food comes from, leadership development and communicating with consumers while protecting agriculture’s image. Hopefully others will find value in our work and chose to financially support us.”
As a new Foundation it is good have county Farm Bureaus believe in our commitment to agriculture and Nebraska Farm Bureau.
“We want county Farm Bureaus to be extremely proud and honored to be a part of projects connected with the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. This new Foundation is a great way to make sure that agriculture is scene in a positive light. We feel it is important to support the industry farmers and ranchers have given their lives to,” said Deanna Karmazin, executive director of the NFB Foundation for Agriculture. “Farmers and ranchers work the land, take care of their animals and volunteer to make agriculture better. Our new Foundation works behind the scenes to make sure agriculture’s legacy is passed on to the next generation.”
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is a non-profit, charitable organization which builds awareness, understanding and positive public perception of agriculture through education and leadership development. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture educates students through the Agriculture in the Classroom program, advances young farmers and ranchers, promotes and educates the public about modern agriculture, develops leaders and offers student scholarships. For more information on the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, visit nefbfoundation.org.
Saline County Farm Bureau President Michael Nohavec (right) hands Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Secretary/Treasurer Rob Robertson a donation for the Foundation.
The Lancaster County Farm Bureau continue to provide major support to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Front row from left are Margaret Gibson of Lincoln; Virginia Piening of Lincoln; Phyllis Staats of Lincoln; Carol Hudkins of Malcolm; Julie Reed of Waverly; Erica Peterson of Waverly; Erma McGill of Waverly; and Trula Jamison of Eagle. Back row from left are Doug Gibson of Lincoln; Burdette Piening of Lincoln; Herschel Staats of Lincoln; Larry Hudkins of Malcolm; Todd Reed of Waverly; David Grimes of Raymond; Paul Peter of Lincoln; and Kirk Jamison of Eagle.
The Douglas County Farm Bureau continues to provide major support to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Pictured from left are Mel Valasek of Bennington; Deann Zens of Bennington; Richard and Lois Musel of Bennington; Lindsey and Ryan Ueberrhein of Elkhorn; Darleen and Fred Tonack of Omaha.