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You’re Invited to Tailgate with the Governor!

Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore are inviting Nebraska Farm Bureau members to join them for a Husker tailgate before the Nebraska/Perdue football game Saturday, October 30.  The tailgate will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Governor’s Residence, 1425 H Street, Lincoln, Neb. Please RSVP at www.huskertailgates.com using the password 2023727.

Beginning and Young Farmer Programs Next for Inside Profitability Series

Many of Nebraska’s most productive agriculture operations will transition to new owners or operators over the next 20 years. Entering production agriculture can be an uphill climb. Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Inside Profitability Series webinar on Nov. 2 at noon CDT tackles the issue of entering agriculture focusing on state and local programs geared towards assisting beginning farmers.

Policy Watch…

In this week’s Policy Watch, Nebraska Farm Bureau says withdrawal of chlorpyrifos by EPA hurts Nebraska farmers; the House Agriculture Committee passed the Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 out of Committee; and don’t forget to get your policy resolutions in before the deadline.

Nebraska Brand Introduces Waivable Citations

Minor infractions of the Nebraska brand law will now be treated much like a traffic violation with the introduction of waivable citations on Nov. 1, 2021. The Nebraska Brand Committee announced this week citations will be used for several situations including sale, or movement of livestock outside the brand area without inspection, among others.

Leadership Academy Nominations Due Nov. 5

Are you committed to the future of rural Nebraska and want to develop skills for leading change? Apply now for the 2022 Leadership Academy class. Leadership Academy is a yearlong leadership training program with a mission to produce strong and effective Farm Bureau leaders. County Farm Bureau leaders can also identify individuals who are interested in this program.

Join the Farm Bureau Team as a Regional Manager

Nebraska Farm Bureau is looking for a motivated individual to work with county Farm Bureaus, empower volunteer leaders, and communicate the philosophy and beliefs of Farm Bureau. Learn more about the Regional Manager position and apply today!

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