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County Leaders Advocacy Trip

Are you interested in advocating for agricultural issues in Washington, D.C. on June 12-14? Sign up to receive more information on this exciting opportunity. Over three days, participants will hear from experts and in-turn voice their thoughts on topics including the 2023 Farm Bill, environmental regulations, and energy and economic policies. This is an opportunity for members to help law makers make the connection between what is happening on Nebraska farms ranches and what is being debated in the halls of Congress and within federal agencies. Sign up deadline is March 13. Please reach out to your Regional Manager or Whittney Kelley (whittneyk@nefb.org) to reserve your spot!

Join Us for BBQ and Brews!

Join us on Feb. 22 at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Lincoln office (5225 S. 16th St.) for food, fun, and conversation as Farm Bureau members and Nebraska’s state senators mix in a relaxed setting allowing you the opportunity to get to better know our state’s elected leaders. A Lenten menu will be available. RSVP by Feb. 21 to Whittney Kelley at whittneyk@nefb.org or (402) 421-4760.

Policy Watch…

A busy week at the State Capitol meant Farm Bureau weighed in on several issues affecting farm and ranch families, including property taxes and expanding broadband; and Farm Bureau is reminding livestock producers of a new rule from the FDA requiring a veterinary prescription for medically important antibiotics. Get all the details in this week’s Policy Watch.

Order Your Limited-Edition Ag Week Shirt!

Celebrate National Ag Week by ordering a limited edition 2023 Ag Week shirt from the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation. February 20-24 will be the only time you can purchase the shirt! Your order will be shipped directly to you just in time for Ag Week! Pricing starts at $15 and shipping will be calculated at checkout.

War and cattle: How one Nebraskan made it from two tours in Iraq to ranching in the Sandhills

Garrett Dwyer is a fifth-generation ranchers on a ranch that has been in his family since 1894. But Dwyer didn’t take over the family ranch until after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and completing two combat tours in Iraq. Now, he’s taking advantage of a national nonprofit initiative, the Farmer Veteran Coalition, that aims to re-energize small agriculture by supporting military veterans who want to work the land. 

Nebraska LEAD 41 Visits Nebraska Farm Bureau

A group of 20 farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness representatives that make up LEAD Group 41 visited Nebraska Farm Bureau Jan. 24. Chief Advocacy Officer Craig Head spoke about Nebraska Farm Bureau, the role it plays in state and national agriculture policy, and how it supports the development of agricultural leaders in Nebraska. 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, which is agriculture. Nebraska Farm Bureau continues to be a strong supporter of the LEAD program and its director Terry Hejny. LEAD Group 41 will stay in the U.S. this year and travel overseas next year.

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