Keynote Speaker

Tim Hodges

Tim Hodges

Tim Hodges is a proud product of a one-room public school near the family farm in Southeast Nebraska.

As a kid, Hodges was an active participant in the local 4-H club and in his high school and college years he was active in FFA including serving a year as State Vice President for Nebraska FFA Association. He received a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness, a master’s degree in leadership education, and a doctorate in business – all from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

In case you missed it, Tim is a “Doctor” and currently serves as the Director of Research for Gallup’s Education Division. He consults with K-12 school districts, higher education institutions, and other organizations across the nation. He also leads research projects in leadership development, employee selection, employee engagement, and well-being.

Hodges has also been active in public service having served multiple terms as a commissioner on Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, as a public board member for the nonprofit Center to Advance (CTE), and on the boards of the Gallup Federal Credit Union and Christian Heritage, an organization serving at-risk children and youth. He currently serves as an elder for Brookside Church in Omaha and as a member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor’s Alumni Advisory Council.

Tim remains connected to his roots in Southeast Nebraska as part of his family’s farm and livestock business.

Hodges, his wife, and their four children live in Gretna, Nebraska.



Temme Band

Miss Molly & Company

Mixing farm and cowboy humor, original music, and group interaction, this family appropriate show will entertain people of all ages with stories about farm life, ranch dreams, and songs about country loving & living. It features audience participation and American farmer pride. John and Molly Temme are talented, funny, and real Nebraska farmers.

John and Molly Temme share original songs about country life, being married to a farmer, and praying for rain. They invite the group to join in on a few familiar country tunes. The evening always includes a salute in honor of men and women in uniform.

Molly has been performing with a 12-string acoustic guitar and singing original songs for over 15 years. In 2013, Molly met and married local Nebraska Dairyman, John Temme, who has an amazing bass voice, loves to sing, and has a great Midwest sense of humor. John currently serves on the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors and the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. Together they quickly became Miss Molly & Company and began performing at fairs, agricultural meetings, worship services, memorials, and at Miss Molly’s Coffee House.