Legislative Conference and BBQ & Brews

Step Up — Speak Out

February 22, 2024

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Scottish Rite Temple

332 Centennial Mall S, Lincoln, NE

Registration is now closed. If you need additional assistance, please contact Whittney Kelley at (402) 421 4760 or you can register in person the day of the event.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Legislative Conference is back! Join us February 22, 2024 as we explore current policy issues impacting agriculture, visit with elected officials, and get the latest information on legislation in Lincoln and Washington, D.C. Cap off the day by socializing with fellow Farm Bureau members and elected officials at BBQ and Brews at 5:00-7:00 p.m.

What You Can Anticipate at the Legislative Conference!

Tentative Agenda

9:00 a.m.

Welcome at Scottish Rite

Director of Agriculture Sherry Vinton

9:15 a.m.

Legislative Bill Review

10:00 a.m.

State Capitol

Visit with Senators on Legislative Issues

11:45 a.m.

Back to Scottish Rite

12:00 p.m.

Lunch – Senator Panel

Sen. Teresa Ibach – District 44

Sen. Mike Jacobson – District 42

12:45 p.m.

Speaker of Legislature John Arch

1:45 p.m.

Attorney General Mike Hilgers

2:45 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

What’s Happening in Washington, D.C.

Senior Director of National Affairs Jordan Dux

3:30 p.m.

State Capitol Tour and Hearings

5 – 7 p.m.

BBQ & Brews at Nebraska Farm Bureau – Members Only

Attorney General Mike Hilgers

Attorney General Mike Hilgers understands the role of agriculture in our state’s economy and works to fight federal overreach, protect the constitution, and keep our Nebraska communities safe. Hilgers will speak on some of the issues his office is handling that can have tremendous impacts on the well-being of Nebraska farm and ranch families.

Speaker of the Legislature John Arch

From property tax reform to rural economic development and many issues between, senators will be passing bills on public policy matters that can have great impact on farmers, ranchers, and rural communities across the state. Speaker of the Legislature John Arch will provide his insights into the current legislative session and how proposals are taking shape.

Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Legislative Conference includes time at the Capitol to meet your senator and advocate for agriculture. We’ll give you all the tools you need to highlight the importance of agriculture and inside information on legislative proposals taking shape at the Unicameral.

Plus, don’t miss an exclusive panel discussion with senators and an update on what’s happening in Washington, D.C.

Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to advocate for Nebraska agriculture!

BBQ & Brews at Nebraska Farm Bureau

Cap off the day by socializing with fellow Farm Bureau members and elected officials at BBQ and Brews.

February 22, 2024 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Confirmed Elected Officials Attending BBQ & Brews

U.S. Sen. Pete Ricketts, Sen. John Lowe, Sen. Loren Lippincott, Sen. Merv Riepe, Sen. Justin Wayne, Sen. Rick Holdcroft, Sen. Rita Sanders, Sen. Dave Murman, Sen. Joni Albrecht, Sen. Tom Brandt, Sen. John Arch, Sen. George Dungan, Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh, Sen. Anna Wishart, Sen. Kathleen Kauth, Sen. John Fredtickson, Sen. Bruce Bostelman, Sen. Jana Hughes, Sen. Christy Armendariz, Sen. Teresa Ibach, Sen. Wendy DeBoer, Sen. Robert Dover, PS Comm. Dan Watermeier.


Contact Whittney Kelley at (402) 421 4760.