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Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation celebrating National Ag Week

Whether you live in a big city, small town, or farm or ranch, agriculture is a part of your everyday life. In Nebraska, one out of four jobs are related to agriculture. Agriculture begins with farming and ranching. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation celebrated agriculture and the contributions it provides during two news conferences in Lincoln and Scottsbluff during National Agriculture Week. They also worked with local County Farm Bureaus to celebrate National Agriculture Week. See page 4 for county Farm Bureau celebrations.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation held a news conference in Waverly at Frontier Cooperative to show the economic impact agriculture has on Nebraska’s economy. Participating are Jeremy Wilhelm, CEO of Frontier Cooperative (left); Dave Nielsen, Lancaster County farmer; Mark McHargue, president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau/Foundation; and Courtney Shreve, director of outreach education for the Foundation.
Thanks to Western Sugar for working with the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation to help celebrate Growing Food, Growing Minds and Growing Agriculture during National Agriculture Week. Pictured, front row, from left: Kevin Hall, sugar beet grower; Jerry Darnell, Western Sugar; Mark McHargue, Nebraska Farm Bureau/Foundation; and Megahn Schafer, executive director of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation. Back row, from left: Rob Robertson, Nebraska Farm Bureau chief administrator; David Briggs, CEO Westco; Andy DeVries, Nebraska Farm Bureau; Bill Baldwin and Jeff Nichols, Scotts Bluff County Farm Bureau; and Michael Ann, Relka Western Sugar.
Celebrating National Ag Week across the state
Dawson County “Beef in Schools”

Dawson County Farm Bureau and Dawson County Cattlemen teamed up last week to deliver boxes of beef donated by Tyson Fresh Foods of Lexington to all Dawson County schools for their “Beef in the Schools” project. Coinciding with National Agriculture Week, the project ensures enough meat is delivered to each school to feed all students a hearty beef meal for lunch. Among Dawson County Farm Bureau members participating in the pickup and delivery process were, from left, Pat Margritz, Don Batie, Dawson County Farm Bureau President Rob Stuart and Caleb Hammond.

Clay County hamburger feed

Clay County Farm Bureau member and FBFS
agent Ryan Schmeits; his wife, Beth; and
staff members of Farm Bureau Insurance in
Sutton celebrated National Ag Week with a
Hamburger Feed for Sutton Public Schools.
The beef was served to school staff and students
and was provided by local beef producer
Double O Farms.

Douglas County donates agriculture-themed book

Douglas County Farm Bureau celebrated Ag Week by donating an agriculture-themed book. Pictured is Hutchinson Elementary School librarian Mrs. Wieger reading to a class.

Johnson County reads to kindergartners

Johnson County Farm Bureau member Shelley Keebler celebrated National Ag Week by taking the time to read to the kindergarten class at Johnson County Central School. Pictured is Keebler reading to the students.

Hayes County coloring contest

Hayes County Farm Bureau held a coloring
contest in celebration of National Ag Week. Hayes
County Farm Bureau member Tessa Stinson
is pictured with Hayes County elementary

Washington County shares farm web activity

Washington County Farm Bureau member Joy
Lauritsen read to the preschool and kindergarten
classes at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in celebration
of National Ag Week. The school’s firstand
second-graders also completed the farm
web activity from the Ag Week Surprise Box.
Arlington FFA visited third-graders at Arlington
Public Schools and read to them for Ag Week.

Gage County reads to elementary students

Gage County Farm Bureau member Nathan Dorn read to students at Freeman Elementary in celebration of National Agriculture Week.

Frontier County Connecting Chapter reads to students

Maywood FFA Connecting Chapter participants read to Maywood kindergartners during National Agriculture Week.

Lancaster County coloring contest

Ten classrooms in Lancaster County participated in a coloring contest in celebration of National Ag Week. Coloring contest participants were
gifted coupons for a free ice cream cone from Runza.

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