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VOL. 29 ISSUE 11

Farm Bureau News

DECEMBER 14, 2011

Making Memories page 12-13

Hitchcock County Couple Chosen As YF&R Achievement Winner

Nebraska FB Held Reception Honoring Keith & Doris Olsen

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page 14

Nebraska Farm Bureau Delegates Revise Policy on Interbasin Transfers

Apply Now for Scholarships and Loans from County Farm Bureaus

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DECEMBER 14, 2011

Nebraska Farm Bureau News

The President’s Message

contents In Every Issue 4 Member Benefits 5 What’s Cooking? 7 County News 23 Want Ads

Thank You!

By Steve Nelson, President Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation®

O On the Cover Members celebrate Nebraska Farm Bureau at the 94th Annual Convention. Photos by Tina Henderson

Northeast Northwest

n behalf of myself, my wife Elma, our son Scott, his fiancé Amy and our daughter Stacy, we want to express our sincere thanks for the support and prayers you have offered up. It is at the same time both exciting and challenging to serve as president of Nebraska Farm Bureau, as I accept the trust you have placed in me. My commitment to this great organization runs deep and I will match this commitment with the high degree of effort that you do and should expect. Our heritage is rich and by working together we will continue to build a great future for NEFB and all of agriculture. I hope that the Christmas season is a blessing to you and that the New Year will be as well.

Steve Nelson and his wife Elma.

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Southwest

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Quota Counties Find out what counties in your district reached quota for the 2011 membership year. page 4

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Discussion Meet Winner Learn more about Dawes County Farm Bureau member Tim Hruby of Marsland who won Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2011 Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet. page 17

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402/421-4400 www.nefb.org Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Mission is Strong Agriculture ...... Strong Nebraska.

Upcoming Conferences Find out how to register for the Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference and the Legislative Conference. page 22

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EDITORIAL STAFF Editor/Advertising/Writer: Tina Henderson tinah@nefb.org or ext. 4446 Writer: Cheryl Stubbendieck cheryls@nefb.org or ext. 4405 Graphic Designer/County News/ Month in Pictures: Tara Grell tarag@nefb.org or ext. 4494 Want Ads and County Annual Meeting Notices: Natalie Friesen natalief@nefb.org or ext. 4485

NEBRASKA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION Steve Nelson, president (Axtell) Mark McHargue, first vice president (Central City) Rob Robertson, chief administrator/ secretary-treasurer (Lincoln)

Steve Nelson of Kearney/ Franklin County (right) is the new president of Nebraska Farm Bureau and Mark McHargue of Merrick County is the new first vice president.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sherry Vinton, second vice president (Whitman) Nathan Bartels (Elk Creek) Don Benner (Central City) Andy DeVries (Ogallala) Del Ficke (Pleasant Dale) Jason Kvols (Laurel) John C. Martin (Pleasanton) Scott Moore (Bartley) Kevin Peterson (Osceola) Tanya Storer (Whitman) Shelly Thompson (Whitney) NEBRASKA FARM BUREAU NEWS is published monthly, except July, by Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation, 5225 South 16th St., Lincoln, NE 68512. Periodicals postage paid at Lincoln, NE and additional entry offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Nebraska Farm Bureau News Attn: Tina Henderson P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501.


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Steve Nelson of Axtell Elected as President of Nebraska Farm Bureau Kearney ­— Steve Nelson of Axtell was elected as the new president of Nebraska Farm Bureau on Dec. 6 in Kearney at the Farm Bureau state convention. He succeeds Keith Olsen of Grant, who did not seek reelection after serving nine years as president. Mark McHargue of Central City was elected as first vice president. “Being elected the next president of the state’s largest farm organization is just a great honor and an exciting opportunity to speak up for farm and ranch families across Nebraska,” Nelson said. “Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, memberdriven organization and it’s my goal to increase our membership, to increase our efforts to find consensus in agriculture, and to increase our influence in the public policy arena.” Nelson and his wife Elma raise corn, soybeans and seed corn. He previously served as first vice president of Nebraska farm Bureau and chaired the State Legislative Policy Committee. He is a past president of the Kearney-Franklin County Farm Bureau. Nelson chaired the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Feed Grains Advisory Committee and has served on its Water Quality Task Force and Information and Technology Committee. In 2003 he was appointed to the American Farm Bureau’s Making American Agriculture Productive and Profitable Committee to study the future of American Agriculture. Nelson was elected to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors in 1997 to represent District 5 and was re-elected in 2000. In 2002 he was elected as first vice president and was re-elected in 2003 and 2006. McHargue and his wife Judi raise irrigated corn and popcorn and own a farrowto-finish hog operation. He was second vice

Delegates elected or re-elected six members to the NEFB Board of Directors Dec. 6 in Kearney. Pictured from back left are Mark McHargue of Merrick County, first vice president; Andy DeVries, District 8 director from Keith County; and Don Benner, District 2 director from Merrick County. Pictured from front left are Jason Kvols District 3 director from Cedar County; Sherry Vinton, at-large director and second vice president from Arthur County; and Steve Nelson of Kearney-Franklin county, newly elected president of Nebraska Farm Bureau. president of Nebraska Farm Bureau before being elected as first vice president and is a former Merrick County Farm Bureau president. McHargue is a member of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association and serves on the National Pork Board’s Speak-

ers Bureau, and is chairman of Nebraska Christian Schools. Three members of the Farm Bureau Board of Directors were re-elected: District 3 Director Jason Kvols of Laurel, District 8 Director Andy DeVries of Ogallala, and At

Large Director Sherry Vinton of Whitman. Don Benner of Central City was elected as District 2 Director from nominations received from the delegate floor to fill the vacancy created by McHargue’s election as first vice president. Kvols and his wife Kathy grow corn and soybeans. They are members of Cedar County Farm Bureau and have served on both the Nebraska and American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. Kvols was elected to his initial term in 2008. DeVries and his wife Laura grow irrigated corn and soybeans, dryland corn and soybeans and wheat. They are members of Keith County Farm Bureau and have been active in Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers program. DeVries is a former member of Farm Bureau’s State Legislative Policy Committee. He was elected to his initial term in 2008. Vinton and her husband Chris have a cow/calf pivot-irrigated forage operation and are members of Arthur County Farm Bureau. Vinton is a graduate of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Leadership Academy and currently serves as chair of Farm Bureau’s Western Issues Committee. She also is a member of the Environmental Trust Fund board. She was elected to her initial term in 2008. Benner and his wife Karen grow irrigated corn, seed corn and soybeans and are members of Merrick County Farm Bureau. Benner is a graduate of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Leadership Academy and is a member of the American Farm Bureau Soybean Advisory Committee. He has served on the Merrick County Farm Bureau board since 1983 in nearly every capacity. All terms on the Nebraska Farm Bureau Board are for three years.

Hunnicutts To Serve on National Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee Zach and Anna Hunnicutt of Hamilton County Farm Bureau have been appointed to the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, Cathy Day, director of special programs, said Dec. 13. “Zach and Anna are very deserving of this appointment. They will bring a great deal of enthusiasm to the national committee, as well as offering a very common-sense approach to the projects and subcommittees to which they

will be appointed. As farmers who are very into social media, they will bring a new passion for agriculture to the committee,” Day said. The committee is comprised of 16 YF&R committee members from state Farm Bureaus. Members of the national committee receive training in leadership development and are provided opportunities to hone their professional skills as well. “Whether it’s in the field taking care of

crops or on their smart phones tweeting and talking with consumers about where their food comes from, the Hunnicutts continue to pursue a lifelong dream of being involved in agriculture and they feel fortunate to share their agricultural experiences with consumers,” Day said. The national committee runs the YF&R contests at the AFBF Annual Meeting and plans and conducts the National YF&R Conference.

The Staff at Nebraska Farm Bureau Wishes You and Your Family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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MEMBER BENEFITS

Celebrating Nebraska Farm Bureau Membership Forty-seven County Farm Bureaus achieved quota during the 2011 membership year. Shown below by field staff district are the representatives of the quota counties. Ten County Farm Bureaus received recognition for achieving quote in the Central District. Pictured back row from left are Bill Lueck, Sherman/Valley County; Pat Gabel, Polk County; Dennis Dearmont, Garfield County; Mark Haskins, Hall County; and Don Benner, Merrick County. Front row from left are Kent Myers, Custer County; John Shiers, Buffalo County; Wayne Sweley, Loup County; and Bob McNeff, Nance County. Greeley County also made quota.

Congratulations to nine counties who made membership quota in the Northeast District this year. Pictured from left are Dallas Graham, Cedar County; Ellis Schrunk, Wheeler County; Barry Kelly, Holt County; Shane Greckle, Knox County; and Joel Lamplot, Thurston County. Not pictured are representatives from Boyd, Brown, Burt and Stanton Counties.

Northeast Northwest

Central

Ten Northwest District counties made quota during the 2011 Membership year. Pictured from back left are Thorpe Thompson, Dawes County; Jeff Nichols, Scotts Bluff County; Jeff Metz, Morrill County; and Tim Gillett, Sioux County. Front row from left: Mary Crawford, Box Butte County, and Matt Schwartzkopf, Keith County. Not pictured are representatives from Cherry, Logan, McPherson and Thomas County Farm Bureaus.

Seven counties received the Quota County distinction in the Southwest District. Pictured from left are: Don Fagerstone, Hayes County; Dave Murman, Adams County; Sarah Bomark, Lincoln County; Tom Schroder, Perkins County; Elmer Case, Dundy County; and Josh Andersen, Clay County. Chase County also made quota.

Southwest

Southeast

Eleven counties in the Southeast District made quota during the 2011 membership year. Pictured back row from left are Dennis Keil, Cass County; Larry Timm, Sarpy County; and Brice Volker, Gage County. Front row from left are Karen Ruwe, Washington T:9”County; Carol Sisco, Pawnee County; Fred Tonack, Douglas County; David Grimes, Lancaster County; and David Deerson, Saunders County. Not pictured are representatives from Dodge, Fillmore and York Counties.

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WHAT’S COOKING? If you want to submit your own recipes, and photos if you have them, send them via email to tarag@nefb.org.

January Is National Soup Month & Wheat Bread Month Bread Machine Caramel Apple Pecan Bread Ingredients 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 3 cups bread flour 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons active dry yeast 1/2 cup chopped unpeeled apple 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted Directions 1. Measure ingredients and place all except apple and pecans in the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. 2. Add chopped apple and pecans at the fruit/nut signal or 5 to 10 minutes before last kneading cycle ends.

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Ingredients 1 pound seasoned bulk pork sausage 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 10-1/2 oz. cans condensed cream of chicken soup 2 soup cans of milk 1 quart (4 cups) frozen corn (whole kernel canned corn is an alternative) 8 oz. processed American cheese 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce Directions 1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, brown the sausage. 2. Add the onion and cook until it is soft. Spoon off fat. 3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 8 servings (this recipe could easily be halved).

3. Select “sweet” or “basic/white” cycle for 1 1/2 pound loaf. Use light crust color. 4. When bread is done, remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Yield: 1 1/2 pound loaf

Beef Barley Soup

Ingredients 1 pound boneless beef roast cut into 1-inch pieces (or 1 pound of stew meat) 1 tablespoon oil 3 cans (14 ounces each) beef broth 2 cups water 1 onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules or 1 beef bouillon cube 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 bay leaf 1 cup barley Salt to taste 2 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom pieces, drained Directions 1. In a Dutch oven, brown meat in oil. 2. Add beef broth, water, onion, celery, bouillon, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer, covered for one hour. 3. Add barley to beef liquid. Simmer, covered for 45 minutes or until barley and beef are tender. 4. Add mushrooms and simmer until hot. 5. Adjust seasonings and serve. Yield: approximately 8 servings

Meredith’s Hamburger Buns Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup cooking oil 1/3 cup sugar 10 oz. warm water 2 teaspoons salt 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup wheat flour 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal 3 teaspoons yeast Directions 1. Place the first 4 ingredients in the bread machine. Add the flours, oatmeal and yeast. 2. Set the bread machine on the dough cycle. 3. At the end of the dough cycle, divide the dough into 18 equal portions (approximately 2 1/2 oz. each). 4. Work each portion into a ball on a lightly floured surface and flatten into buns, about 3-3 1/2 inches in diameter (a pizza roller works well for this). 5. Place buns on two greased sheet pans. Allow them to rise for 30-45 minutes. 6. Bake at 375º F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. 7. Brush tops with butter (optional) and cool on a wire rack. Yield: 18 buns

UPCOMING MONTHS Below are themes for the coming months! Submit your recipe to: tarag@nefb.org January – Valentine’s Day and Great American Pies Month February – St. Patrick’s Day and National Peanut Month March – Farm Raised Foods and National Pecan Month

Bread Machine Caramel Apple Pecan Bread recipe from Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook. Meredith’s Hamburger Buns recipe from Meredith Smidt, Johnson County Farm Bureau member. Sausage Corn Chowder and Beef Barley Soup recipes and all photos from Lois Linke, wife of Karl Linke, Nebraska Farm Bureau district director of member services for the southeast.


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Hitchcock County Couple Are 2011 YF&R Achievement Winners Nick and Kati Ladenburger of Stratton were honored as Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2011 Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award winners at the 2011 Nebraska Farm Bureau convention on Dec. 5 in Kearney. Farm Bureau members 18 to 35 years of age apply for the award. The Ladenburgers were selected on the basis of performance in farm or ranch management, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles, and service to the community and Farm Bureau. Nick and Kati Ladenburger are the third generation to farm near Stratton in Hitchcock County. They have 95 Angus cow/calf pairs, own 950 acres and rent 700; their acreage is split between farm ground and pasture. They raise dryland wheat, corn and irrigated corn. They have three children: Haley, 4; Scot, 2-and-a-half; and Molly, 9 months. Nick has his Associate’s Degree from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis in Applied Science in Agriculture Production Systems, and Katie has her B.S. degree in Agricultural Business from the University of Wyoming. WORKING WITH FAMILY Nick works with his father Dan and brother Dustin on 8,000 acres the family farms. They each have their own operation, but share equipment, labor and each other’s expertise. Nick trades labor for the use of machinery. Nick gets to use his father’s machinery and has feed for his cattle in the winter and his father receives year-round help. Nick is responsible for all of the spraying and fertilizing on all of the family’s farm ground. He also selects wheat and corn seed varieties for the family farm. Both Nick and Kati make management decisions for their own land and their cattle herd. The Ladenburgers purchase bigger equip-

ment with the family, which helps them keep expenses down and protect their land. For example, their new sprayer is equipped with GPS and auto steer so chemicals are applied more evenly, enabling them to use less. Nick and Kati purchased 950 acres of land in Kansas in 2008. The land needed some work to bring it up to its full potential in producing higher yields and better stocking rates for cattle. They installed a six-tower pivot irrigation system, which enables them to farm the land as efficiently as possible and obtain higher, irrigated yields. Nick and Kati focus on improving the quality of their cow herd and use the Beef Verification Solution system to age- and source-verify their cattle. Kati also sells the product to interested farmers in several states. Their main goal is to provide the best food for a growing population. Kati keeps track of the farm’s financial status as well as her Beef Verification Solution business. HITCHCOCK COUNTY MEMBERS Nick and Kati are members of Hitchcock County Farm Bureau. Nick has served as county president and as a voting delegate to the state convention. Both Nick and Kati have served in the county Farm Bureau youth-at-large position. They also have served on the Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and Nick is a LEAD graduate. They attend St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stratton. As winner of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award, the Ladenburgers receive a $500 cash prize, an I pad and an all-expense-paid trip to the 2012 American Farm Bureau convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, in January, where they will be entered in national competition.

Shelly Thompson (right), YF&R chair, and Keith Olsen, Nebraska Farm Bureau president, give Nick and Kati Ladenburger the Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award plaque, an I-Pad and $500, during the Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Awards and Recognition night Dec. 5 in Kearney. Also pictured are the Ladenburger children (from left): Scot, 2-and-a-half; Haley, 4; and Molly, 9 months. The Ladenburgers are members of the Hitchcock County Farm Bureau.

Nick and Kati Ladenburger are the third generation to farm near Stratton in Hitchcock County. They have 95 Angus cow/calf pairs and use a program called Beef Verification Solutions to age- and source-verify their cattle.

Kati keeps track of the farm’s financial status. Both Nick and Kati make management decisions for their own land and their cattle herd. Nick and Kati rely on technology to help their farming operation stay efficient and productive. Technology also helps them be environmentally friendly: by using GPS and auto steer, they can apply chemicals more evenly and use less.

Nick checks to see the moisture content of the corn just harvested. He trades labor for the use of machinery. He gets to use his father Dan’s machinery and has feed for his cattle in the winter, and his father receives year-round help. Nick is responsible for all of the spraying and fertilizing on all of the family’s farm ground. He also selects wheat and corn seed varieties for the family farm.

The Ladenburgers own 950 acres in Kansas and rent 700; their acreage is split between farm ground and pasture. They raise dryland wheat and corn and irrigated corn. They installed a six-tower pivot irrigation system on their Kansas land, which enables them to farm the land as efficiently as possible and obtain higher, irrigated yields.


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COUNTY NEWS

Dawes County Farm Bureau

County Hosts Meet-and-Greet With Senator Dawes County Farm Bureau hosted a meet-and-greet with their new senator, Sen. Deb Fischer, in Chadron on Nov. 29. About 60 people attended. Fischer highlighted her concerns and thoughts. The members had many questions and great dialogue.

Morrill County Farm Bureau

County Donates Books to First Grade Students Jeff Pohl (standing left), Jeff Metz (standing right) and Barry Stuart (not pictured), Morrill County Farm Bureau members, visited first grade classrooms at the Bayard and Bridgeport Elementary Schools on Nov. 22. Students listened intently as Pohl and Metz talked about the crops they grow and the animals they raise on their farms and ranches. Each first grade student in both schools received a copy of the book, “Farmers and Ranchers Care for their Animals,� written by the Kansas Farm Bureau, courtesy of the Morrill County Farm Bureau. They also were given an activity book courtesy of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation Ag Promotion Committee.

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Nebraska Farm Bureau honored Eugene and his late wife Caroline Bargman with its Silver Eagle Award Dec. 6. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen (left) presented the award and cited the Bargmans’ efforts in promoting agriculture and Farm Bureau.

NEFB First Vice President Steve Nelson (left) moves the resolutions and President Keith Olsen presides over the delegate session Dec. 6.

Todd Cornwell of Washington County looks over the candidate photo board Dec. 6. The board showed the individuals who were candidates for the State Board of Directors and the office of president. Rob Robertson gave his report to the delegates as chief administrator of the Nebraska Farm Bureau on Dec. 5.

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Delegates Revise Policy on Interbasin Transfers, Support Adequate Resources for Checkoffs In addition to electing Steve Nelson of Axtell as the new president of Nebraska Farm Bureau, delegates to the annual meeting of the state’s largest farm organization adopted policy resolutions on state and national issues when they met in Kearney on Dec. 5 and 6. The policies adopted guide Farm Bureau’s public policy advocacy. In a change from their previous opposition to interbasin transfers of surface water allowed in state law, the delegates said such transfers may be appropriate in certain limited circumstances. “In times of flooding and excessive flows, the delegates said Farm Bureau should be willing to look at an expedited process to move water from one basin to another to meet water management goals, whether it’s for groundwater recharge or compact compliance or a similar goal,” Jay Rempe, Farm Bureau vice president/governmental relations, said Dec. 8. Rempe emphasized, however, that such transfers should be done in a way that assured existing surface water users aren’t harmed. SUPPORT FOR CHECKOFFS The delegates reiterated their support for commodity checkoffs for research, education and market development, and their opposition to using checkoff funds for lobbying

or political purpose. They also supported creating state checkoff programs if corresponding national checkoffs are ended. “They support providing adequate resources to the checkoff boards and setting checkoff rates that provide those resources, and believe commodity boards should have some flexibility in setting the checkoff rates, perhaps by being authorized to set the rate per bushel or head, within a given range,” Rempe said. However, they want to see solid support from the people who pay the checkoff before the rates are increased, perhaps through a referendum, electronic survey or meetings, he said. Many commodity checkoffs have not been increased in several years and some remain at their original rates. The delegates also: • Expressed support for reinstating horse slaughter and said they would support location of a horse slaughter facility in Nebraska, if one desired to locate here. • Opposed laws or regulations that limit consumers’ food choices and health taxes on certain foods to discourage people from eating them. “The delegates believe that consumers can make up their own minds on how to use their food dollars,” Rempe said. • Continued their opposition to use of public funds directly or through nonprofits

to acquire conservation easements, and said conservation easements shouldn’t be perpetual. On the national level, the Farm Bureau delegates expressed strong support for crop insurance as the basis of a farm safety net and said they’re willing to look at new revenue-protection programs. They did not include continuation of direct payments or the ACRE (Average Crop Revenue Election) program as priorities for the next farm bill, Rempe said. DON’T GUARANTEE PROFIT “They were clear that they don’t want anything that guarantees a profit because they feel farmers need to absorb some of the risk associated with farming,” he said. Some of the proposals floated during the Super Committee deficit reduction process came close to trying to guarantee too much, he said, such as those addressing “shallow losses.” “It’s those catastrophic-type of occurrences they want help with, not the smaller losses you know are going to happen from time to time.” On other national issues, the delegates: • Expressed support for a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget; and • Opposed early termination of Conser-

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Farm Bureau Board Approves 2012 Legislative Priorities In preparation for the 2012 session of the Nebraska Legislature, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors has approved eight priority issues Farm Bureau will emphasize during the session. To qualify as priorities, the issues must: • Have statewide impact. • Be of significant interest to County Farm Bureaus. • Be meaningful to individual Farm Bureau members because of their impact on a producer’s ability to conduct business and make a profit. These are the 2012 Priority Issues: 1. Protect the rights of farmers and ranchers to use commonly accepted farming and animal care practices to operate their farms and ranches in a profitable and efficient manner. 2. Protect agriculture’s interests in water use, water management and compliance with interstate compacts and seek broad-based funding to address the state’s water challenges.

“Off with the old and on with the new.” Bob Stallman (left), American Farm Bureau president, helps Nebraska Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen with his new membership Quota Jacket. Nebraska Farm Bureau exceeded its American Farm Bureau membership goal of 53,048 and completed the year at just over 56,000 member families.

3. Create a better tax climate for farmers and ranchers by seeking reductions to agriculture’s property tax burden, maintaining sales tax exemptions critical to agriculture, assuring assessed values for land reflect the land’s agriculture use value, and seeking other tax relief consistent with NEFB policy. 4. Seek to ensure modifications to state commodity check-off programs are consistent with NEFB policy. 5. Advocate for reform in the use of state dollars for land acquisition and the purchase of conservation easements. 6. Work to defend the property rights of farmers and ranchers. 7. Assure regulations on farms and ranches are reasonable, flexible, and based on scientific evidence and do not unduly burden or financially harm farmers and ranchers. 8. Seek to protect farmers and ranchers interests in health insurance matters consistent with NEFB policy.

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Erma McGill of Lancaster County and chair of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Ag Promotion Committee gave her annual report to members Dec. 5 at the NEFB Convention. Once again the Ag Promotion Committee received the American Farm Bureau Foundation’s Challenge Award. The Challenge Award is given to Farm Bureau committees (national, state or county) or other groups when each member of the group donates at least $25 to the foundation.

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After nine years of serving as president of Nebraska Farm Bureau, Keith Olsen officially retired at the convention. After his annual address, his wife Doris joined him on stage.

Mary Crawford of Box Butte County poses for a picture with her father, Eugene Bargman of Gage County. Eugene Bargman and his late wife Caroline were honored with the 2011 Silver Eagle Award.

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Eight-month-old Molly Ladenburger, daughter of Nick and Katie Ladenburger of Hitchcock County, enjoys some ice cream during the Conversation, Cookies and Ice Cream event.

Fred Tonack of Douglas County (right) presented a check to NEFB President Keith Olsen for the Agriculture in the Classroom program. Douglas County FB donated 50 cents per member to the program to educate Nebraska youth, their teachers and parents about where food, fiber and fuel come from.

AFBF President Bob Stallman (center) visits with a group of Nebraska Farm Bureau members after his luncheon speech where he gave on update on national issues. Pictured from left are Anna and Zach Hunnicutt, Hamilton County; Stallman; and Ernie Mehl, Lincoln County.

NTV Channel 13 of Axtell interviewed newly elected Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson live during its 6 p.m. newscast Dec. 6.

New graduates of the 2011 Leadership Academy Shane Greckel of Knox County and Tessa Hangs of Hitchcock County look over documents on Greckel’s iPad at the delegate session on Dec. 6.

Ellen Hellerich took a big bite of cookie for the camera during the Conversation, Cookies and Ice Cream event Dec. 5.

Matt Lohr, Virginia’s state agriculture director and a motivational speaker, gave a moving address to about 500 people at the banquet Dec. 6. Lohr talked about leaving a legacy to agriculture and to your family.

“I’m Loving It” is the slogan for McDonald’s and Farm Bureau members were saying the same thing as Debbie Roberts (left) and Susan Forsell of McDonald’s Corporation were the keynote speakers on Dec. 5. Keith Olsen, Nebraska Farm Bureau president welcomed both women who talked about McDonald’s, what drives its food purchasing decisions and how it deals with consumer pressure about animal rights.


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Stephanie Stedman of Otoe County (left) and Tracy Neidig of Madison County stop by to vote on their favorite photo from the “It’s Your Shot” photo contest during the trade show Dec. 5.

Younes Conference Center Kearney, NE Photos by Tina Henderson

“That’s my Dad, Howard!” said 3-year-old Keith Daharsh. He is the son of Howard and Jill Daharsh of Morrill County.

NEFB Director Scott Moore and his wife Carla Moore of Frontier County watch 4-week-old Lora Sonderup during Conversation, Cookies and Ice Cream Dec. 5 at the state convention. Lora is the daughter of Ryan and Beth Sonderup of Nance County. They serve on the State YF&R Committee and were busy serving ice cream at the event.

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Tanya Storer of Cherry County (left) is having a little fun with Sherry Vinton of Arthur County in the ice cream line during Conversation, Cookies and Ice Cream Dec. 5. Both are NEFB board members. In honor of Keith Olsen’s retirement, longtime friend Kevin Paap, president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau, attended the entire convention and spoke after the Awards and Recognition program. Paap purchased $150 worth of raffle tickets to win dinner with Keith and Doris Olsen and won! Proceeds from the raffle go to the Agriculture in the Classroom program.

Four contestants participated in a tightly run 2011 Discussion Meet competition. From left are Tim Hruby, Dawes County; Katie Olsen, Brown County; contest moderator Thorpe Thompson; Andy Groskopf, Scotts Bluff County; and Ryan Sonderup, Nance County.

Paul and Lynda Jasa take a closer look at a basket of goodies on the Ag Promotion Silent Auction table Dec. 5.

Treva Gangwish of Hall County gives the new My American Farm Kiosk a once-over. The kiosk was purchased by Agriculture in the Classroom as a new display to help children and their parents to make the connections between how their food is grown and how it gets to the grocery store.

Dave Merrill (left) of Boone County visits with Ben Steffen of Richardson County during the Trade Show at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney Dec. 5.

Rob Robertson, chief administrator of Nebraska Farm Bureau, announced Dec. 6 that Keith and Doris Olsen would receive a 2-foot high sculpture of the “Sower,” pictured on top of the state Capitol building. The gift commemorates the many years of service Keith and Doris gave to Nebraska Farm Bureau.


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Reception Honoring Keith & Doris Olsen Dec. 6, 2011 • Younes Conference Center – Kearney, NE • Photos by Tina Henderson

Greg and Karen Senkbile of Merrick County congratulate Doris and Keith Olsen in the reception line Dec. 6. The reception line was long because more than 200 people attended the event.

Keith and Doris Olsen’s sons were at the reception honoring their father for his service to Nebraska Farm Bureau. Pictured from left are Curtis, a United Methodist minister in Kansas City; Jeff, who farms with his father near Grant; and Craig, who works for Wells Fargo in Lincoln.

Scott Spilker of Gage County welcomes U.S. Senate candidate and State Treasurer Don Stenberg to the evening’s festivities Dec. 6 at the Younes Convention Center.

U.S. Senate candidate and State Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine visits with Shelly Thompson, YF&R chair and NEFB at-large director, during the Olsen Reception.

Olsen Tells Members Agriculture Is at Risk: ‘Speak Up!’ In his final address to Farm Bureau members on Dec. 5, retiring Nebraska Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen urged members to speak up in support of agriculture, in the news media and social media and at community events and coffee at the café. “The way that we farm our land and the way that we raise our animals are at risk. There are people in our country and in Nebraska who want to determine how we raise our crops and animals without our input. “We must tell our story. If we as farmers and ranchers are going to survive and keep agriculture as the leading economic driver of Nebraska, we need to speak up.” Olsen said farmers and ranchers need to visit with mothers and fathers as they purchase food for their family, with food services providers and restaurants that feed millions of people every day, and with the importers of farm products “to let them know that they are buying safe and wholesome food from the farmers and ranchers of Nebraska.” Olsen also looked at current issues in agriculture. “Things are a mess in D.C.,” he said, citing the failure of the Super Committee to chart a path for deficit reduction. Congress should take another look at the Simpson-Bowles Commission report which called for a combination of spending cuts and reductions and a number of tax reforms to lower tax rates while increasing revenue, he said. LESS MONEY FOR AGRICULTURE “There will be less money for agriculture

During his speech at the 2011 state convention, retiring President Keith Olsen told the more than 350 farmers and ranchers listening that it is even more important that farmers and ranchers tell their story to promote agriculture to consumers. (in the federal budget). Most of the reductions will likely come in the commodity and conservation titles which may cause us some pain. If we are going to get our country back onto the right track, it will require pain. There is no way around it.” He also commented on the abundance of government regulations, citing in particular the Department of Labor’s proposal to severely limit the jobs youths can perform on farms and ranches, robbing them of the opportunity to develop a work ethic and learn what farming and ranching are about. “We want to provide a safe environment for all employees, not just the youth….we

want to be good stewards of the land. But the rules that we operate under need to make sense.” Farm Bureau members who sent comments to the Department of Labor on the child labor issue and to the administration and Congress in support of the recently adopted Free Trade Agreements made a difference for agriculture, Olsen emphasized. “No one can tell our stories like we can.” SUPPORT GROUPS WORKING FOR AG He also urged farmers and ranchers “to open their wallets,” to give financial support for groups that are working on their behalf, such as Agriculture in the Classroom, the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A-FAN), and the new group, We Support Ag. He also encouraged contributions to Farm Bureau’s 21st Century Fund, which enables members to make various levels of contributions in conjunction with their Farm Bureau membership. Olsen thanked Farm Bureau members for the opportunity to serve as their president for nine years and for their support for him and his wife, Doris, who he said made it possible for him to serve. He also thanked state board members he served with, committee members and the Farm Bureau staff, and extended his support to his successor, elected a day later on Dec. 6. “The new president will continue the long tradition of providing the leadership and guidance that is necessary for this organization to continue to have an impact on the issues that affect us,” he said.

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Names 2012 Leadership Academy Members Fourteen farmers and ranchers from across Nebraska have been selected for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2012 Farm Bureau Leadership Academy program. They will begin the program on Jan. 19 and 20 in Kearney. The academy is a series of seminars designed to develop and retain leaders for County Farm Bureaus and the state organization, Roger Berry, academy coordinator and vice president of member services for Nebraska Farm Bureau, said Dec. 12. “The academy curriculum focuses on the opportunities for leadership within Farm Bureau and the opportunity to influence public policy through a Farm Bureau leadership role, at the county, state and federal level,” he said. Academy members will participate in sessions on entrepreneurial thinking, understanding the county/state/national structure of Farm Bureau and its grassroots policy process, policy issues important to agriculture, issue management, relationship building, presenting viewpoints and media training, including use of social media. Participants attend two-day seminars in January, February, March and August. In September, the group will travel to Wash-

ington, D.C., for visits with Nebraska’s Congressional delegation and federal agency representatives. Academy participants are expected to increase their leadership involvement in Farm Bureau upon completion of the program, Berry said. The 2012 Farm Bureau Leadership Academy members are: Sarah Bomark of North Platte is a member of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau. She and her husband Jason run their cows with his parents’ herd. John Dietrich of Leigh is a member of the Platte County Farm Bureau. He farms with his father and is half owner of a small herd of Black Angus cattle and also owns some Suffolk breeding ewes. He grows alfalfa and contracts part of his crop to a local dairy farmer and uses the rest for his livestock. Julius Goertzen of Aurora is a member of the Hamilton County Farm Bureau. He farms corn and soybeans with this father, brother and uncle. Ben Keep of Scotia is a member of the Howard County Farm Bureau. He and his wife Jamie grow dryland and irrigated corn, soybeans, hay, alfalfa and grain sorghum. He

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Dawes County’s Tim Hruby Wins Farm Bureau Discussion Meet Tim Hruby of Marsland, a member of Dawes County Farm Bureau, was selected as the winner of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2011 Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet in competition Dec. 6 during the Nebraska Farm Bureau convention in Kearney. Hruby had the top score of four contestants following four rounds of competition. The Discussion Meet is unique to Farm Bureau. Rather than debating, contestants work to develop a solution to the problem being discussed, building on each other’s contributions. The competition is restricted to Farm Bureau members ages 18 to 35. Competitors in the annual contest must be prepared to speak on any of the five questions used in a given year; the selected question is announced a short time prior to the contest round. This year’s questions focused on: • whether current and proposed renewable energy policies are beneficial to all segments of American agriculture; • how farmers and ranchers can convince the public that the animal agriculture industry balances production efficiencies with the public’s expectations of animal care;

• whether farmers and ranchers have used social media effectively to educate and influence the public and what strategies can be implemented to expand the interaction between producers and consumers; • how farmers and ranchers can capitalize on the growing world demand for agricultural products; and • what role, if any, agriculture should play in addressing health and obesity issues. As Nebraska Farm Bureau’s winner, Hruby receives $500, an iPad and an allexpense-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, in January to compete on the national level. Hruby manages a cow/calf ranch in western Nebraska along with his wife Stephanie; they have two small children. Stephanie is a teacher at a one-room school near their home. Tim also owns and operates a windmill and well service business. The Hrubys are members of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and enjoy participating in county and state Farm Bureau events. They recently purchased their own land and look forward to creating a legacy for their children.

Tim Hruby of Dawes County Farm Bureau (holding plague) was the winner of the 2011 Nebraska Farm Bureau Discussion Meet competition held Dec. 5 in Kearney. Presenting him with the award, a $500 check and an iPad are Shelly Thompson, NEFB youth atlarge director, and Keith Olsen, NEFB president. Hruby will attend the American Farm Bureau Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, to represent Nebraska in the national competition. Hruby manages a cow/calf ranch in western Nebraska with his wife Stephanie. They have two small children. Nebraska Farm Bureau recognized the 2011 Top 10 most active participants in FB ACT at its annual convention in Kearney Dec. 5. FB ACT members respond to Action Alerts to contact state and federal lawmakers or other public officials on current issues and pending legislation. Pictured from front left are Darlene Tonack, Douglas County; Jean Thunker, Keith County; Erma McGill, Lancaster County; Rosie Sugdan, Johnson County; Glynn Fagerstone, Hayes County; Hilary Maricle, Boone County; Tina Schwartzkopf, Keith County; and Jeff Metz, Morrill County. Back row left are Fred Tonack, Douglas County; Wayne Thunker, Keith County; David Grimes, Lancaster County; Kent Lorens, Hitchcock County; Duane Sugden, Johnson County; and Bill Lueck, Sherman/Valley County.

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Apply Now for Scholarships and Education Loans Nebraska Farm Bureau is accepting applications for education loans and scholarships through the Charles Marshall Loan Fund and two scholarship programs, Cathy Day, director of special programs, said Dec. 13. Many County Farm Bureaus also offer scholarships as well. “We want to make our members aware of the availability of these programs and encourage them to apply,” she said. CHARLES MARSHALL LOANS The Charles Marshall Loan Fund uses funds contributed voluntarily by Farm Bureau members. These funds are available to worthy individuals enrolled for training in accredited institutions. The Farm Bureau Ag Promotion Committee sponsors the loan fund program as a part of its overall pro-

gram of work. Applicants are able to apply more than once, but new applications are required each year. “Two major changes have been made to the loan application,” Day said: the financial statement and County Farm Bureau Board form are no longer required. However, the applicant’s answer to the question ‘to what extent is your training dependent upon this loan’ will be weighed heavily. Applications are due May 1, 2012. The program is open to all Farm Bureau members. KENNETH SCHWARTZ SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship fund was established by the family of the late Kenneth E. Schwartz, who was executive vice president of Farm

Bureau Insurance Company of Nebraska at the time of his death in 1987. One to three $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually. The Schwartz family has established these qualifications: Applicants must be juniors or seniors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who are majoring in an agricultural or agricultural-related program, including agribusiness. Applications may be made during the sophomore or junior year. Applicants must have demonstrated satisfactory academic performance during their freshman and sophomore years at UNL. They must be members of a currently paid Farm Bureau family in Nebraska. Neither gender nor rural or urban status is a factor in selection. Applications are due May 31, 2012.

GREATER HORIZON The Greater Horizon Scholarship is awarded to a student aged 18 to 35 who is from a Farm Bureau member-family, plans to study an agriculture-related field full-time at a college or university, and plans to return to production agriculture. The applicant must demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular activities and work experience. The deadline for the application is March 31, 2012. Up to two $1,000 scholarships may be awarded. To apply for any of these programs, use the forms available on the Nebraska Farm Bureau website at www.nefb.org, or contact Cathy Day at 800/742-4016 ext. 4750.

County Farm Bureau Education Scholarships Adams County: 3 scholarships awarded for ag-related field; $500 each; for seniors in Adams and Webster counties, preferably Farm Bureau members. Antelope County: 2 scholarships awarded; $250 each; contact county office, 402/887-4842. Blaine County: 2 $200 scholarships awarded; for Farm Bureau members; contact Margie Lloyd, 308/547-0420. Boone County: 1 scholarship awarded; $300; Applications due April 1; for Farm Bureau members in Boone County; contact Sharon Ketteler, 402/678-2574.

Burt County; contact Larry or Kathy Mussack, 402/374-2588. Clay County: 2 scholarships awarded; agrelated field; $250 each; contact Clay County Farm Bureau, 402/469-5033. Cuming County: 3 scholarships awarded; for Farm Bureau members in Cuming County; contact Dennis Schultz, 402/529-6433. Custer County: Up to 5 $300 scholarships awarded; ag or Ag-related field; applications due April 1; contact Ken Byam, 308/935-1820.

Dawson County: 3 scholarships awarded with preference for ag-related field; $500 each; Farm Bureau members only; contact Dawson County Farm Bureau, 308/3244000.

Douglas County: 4 scholarships awarded; $2,000 each; due date is April 1; ag-related field; must be a Douglas County member; contact Douglas County Farm Bureau, 402/493-5900.

Dixon County: 2 scholarships awarded; $500 each; for Farm Bureau members in Dixon County; contact Martey Stewart, 402/584-2252. Dodge County: 1 scholarship awarded; $500; ag-related field; applications due May 1; contact Vo-Ag Instructor/Guidance office or Dodge County Farm Bureau, 402/7217133;

Dundy County: 2 scholarships awarded to Farm Bureau members only; $250 each; given to students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year; contact Dundy County Farm Bureau, 308/423-2223.

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Frontier County: $500 to Frontier County Youth Ambassador; 2 scholarships awarded for ag-related field; $500 each; residents of Frontier County only; contact Frontier County Farm Bureau, 308/3674350. Hayes County: 2 scholarships awarded to Farm Bureau members only; $100 each; contact Hayes County Farm Bureau, 308/286-3431. Holt County: Holt County Memorial Scholarship Fund; 2 - $500 scholarships awarded to Farm Bureau member families; preference to applicants entering an agrelated field; contact Farm Bureau office in O’Neill or Atkinson. Howard County: 1 scholarship awarded; $500; ag-related field and preference to Howard County members; applications due April 13; contact Margie Townsend. 308/754-5481.

Kearney/Franklin County: A total of $1,000 to Kearney/Franklin County Students; ag-related field has priority; contact Kearney/Franklin County Farm Bureau, 308/832-2290. Keith County: 3 scholarships awarded; $150 each; must be a Keith County member; contact Sherry Gies, 308/239-4497. Kimball/Banner County: 2 scholarships awarded for ag-related field; $250 each; applications due April 15; contact Beverly Atkins, 308/682-5647. Knox County: 6 scholarships awarded; $250 each; for Farm Bureau members in Knox County; contact Knox County office, 402’373-4600. Lancaster County: Pending scholarship changes; contact Cortney Potter, 402/2174659, please leave voice mail. Lincoln County: Kent Boyer Memorial Scholarship administered by Community Foundation to graduating senior majoring in agriculture. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Lincoln County Farm Bureau

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County member; contact Debbie Lorenz, 402/826-4028.

Madison County: 2 scholarships awarded; $250 each; for Farm Bureau members in Madison County; contact the Madison County office, 402/371-1520.

Scotts Bluff County: 3 scholarships awarded; $500 each; applications due April 14; contact Sandra Burkey, 308/635-7376

Merrick County: Up to 3 scholarships awarded; available to Farm Bureau members; contact the Merrick County office, 308/946-3893. Nance County: 1 scholarship awarded; $200; ag-related field; applications due April 1; contact Bob McNeff, 308/536-2836. Perkins County: $1,000 each year: This year 2 scholarships of $300 and 1 of $400; must be Farm Bureau member; ag-related field; contact Perkins County Farm Bureau, 308/352-4320. Pierce County: 1 scholarship awarded; $250; for Farm Bureau members in Pierce County; contact Pierce County office, 402/329-6284. Platte County: 2 scholarships awarded; $500 each; ag-related field with preference to Platte County members; applications due April 15; contact Stan Rosendahl, 402/2850469. Polk County: 2 scholarships awarded; $300 each; contact Abbie Peterson, 402/747-2186. Rock County: 1 scholarship awarded; 1 $100 Nursing Scholarship; contact Loren Ammon, 402/244-5304. Saline County: 2 scholarships awarded; $250 each; ag-related field; must be a Saline

Sarpy County: 1 or more scholarships awarded; $500; applications due July 1; ag-related field; must be a Sarpy County member; can reapply and extend for 4 years; contact Sarpy County office, 402/339-8778. Saunders County: 1 or more scholarships awarded; $250; applications due April 1; ag-related field; must be a Saunders County member; contact Sharon Vermeline, 402/443-3205. Thayer County Farm Bureau: $500; 1 scholarship awarded; for Thayer County resident with plans to study ag or ag-related field; due date is March 1; contact the Thayer County office, 402/768-6218. Thurston County: 2 scholarships awarded; $250 each; for Farm Bureau members in Thurston County; contact Joel Lamplot, 402/385-2452. Washington County: 4 scholarships awarded; $1,000 each; must be a Washington County member for a minimum of 2 years; due date is March 15; contact Judy Geisler, 402/654-3685. Wayne County: 1 scholarship awarded; $1,000; contact Donald Liedman, 402/5854725. York County: 1 scholarship awarded; $500; contact York County Farm Bureau, 402/362-3606.

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Legislative Conference – Feb. 9-10, 2012 Embassy Suites – 1040 P Street (Downtown Lincoln) Tentative Agenda Friday, Feb. 10

Thursday, Feb. 9 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

7 a.m. Embassy Suites Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Breakfast (on your own)

Registration

10:30-11:30 a.m. “There’s a Snake in My Bumper” Matt Rush, New Mexico Farm Bureau 11:45 a.m. Luncheon -1:25 p.m. Roberto Lenton New executive director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and professor of biological systems engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1:30-2:15 p.m. Nebraska’s Economic Outlook Jason Henderson Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, vice president and Omaha branch executive 2:15-3:00 p.m. Panel on Consumer Perceptions of Food 3:00-3:30 p.m. Break

Matt Rush

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Roberto Lenton

Legislative Update - National Issues Jordan Dux, NEFB Governmental Relations Dept.

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Legislative Update - State Issues Jay Rempe, Craig Head and Jessica Kolterman NEFB Governmental Relations Dept.

5:30-8:00 p.m.

Elected Officials Reception

Speaker TBD

Gov. Dave Heineman

9:30-10:00 a.m. 2012 Farm Bill Dale Moore, American Farm Bureau Federation, Deputy Executive Director of Public Policy 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Speaker TBD

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00-12:00 a.m.

Speaker TBD

12:00-1:30 p.m. Luncheon Susan Littlefield Three Eagles Communication

Susan Littlefield

For registration information, please contact Whittney Kelley at whittneyk@nefb.org or 402/421-4760.

Nebraska Farm Bureau ®

Friday, January 27 11:30 a.m.

Kick-off Luncheon Sen. Mark Christensen

1:00 p.m.

Depart for Tours

12:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

“Cut the Deck” A night of cards, fun & more!

Discussion Meet

9:00 a.m. “Ordinary to Extraordinary: The ‘Extra’ that Brings Success” Andrew McCrea 10:00 a.m.

Break

3:30 p.m. Workshop A “Loving Life as an Ag Wife,” Hilary Maricle, Northeast Community College, and Bonnie Schulz, Agribusiness Technology Instructor

Saturday, January 28 8:00 a.m.

Luncheon “National Affairs Update” Jordan Dux, Nebraska Farm Bureau, National Affairs Coordinator

1:30 p.m. “Misconceptions of Animal Antibiotics” Dr. Scott Hurd Iowa State University

6:30 p.m. Dinner Ben LaCrosse, AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Chair 8:00 p.m.

Workshop B “America’s Farm Bill 2012” Jordan Dux, Nebraska Farm Bureau, National Affairs Coordinator

Break

6:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. Workshop A “Leadership and You” Dr. Terri Bek, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

2012 Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference

Registration

8:30-9:00 a.m. Gov. Dave Heineman

3:30-4:00 p.m.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

7:30-8:15 a.m.

Reception

6:30 p.m. Banquet Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy Greater Horizon Scholarship Presentation

Workshop B “Farming and Ranching from the Consumer’s Point of View” Andrew McCrea

8:00 p.m.

Dance with Tre Søstre & The Gentlemen’s Club Band

January 27-28, 2012 McCook, NE

Cathy Day

FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION CONTACT: Nebraska Farm Bureau 800/742-4016 www.nefb.org ®


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WANT ADS

Free Want Ads for Farm Bureau Members Farm Bureau members may submit one free Want Ad per month. If there is more than one category mentioned with the Want Ad we will split it into multiple categories, but it must be a combined total of 30 words or less. Ads are used on a space-available basis, subject to approval. Ads exclude real property (permanent structures) such as homes, farms, ranches and businesses. Selling crops or herds of livestock also is excluded. Send typed or printed ads to Want Ads c/o Natalie Friesen, Nebraska Farm Bureau News, P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501 or email natalief@nefb.org. You may also place your ad online using the following link: http://www.nefb.org/wantad.htm. If you would like to rerun your ad you must resubmit the ad. Previously submitted ads will not be kept on file. Deadline is the 1st of each month. (No issue in July.)

PETS FOR SALE: Shih-poo, Shihpoo-tese and Shih-tese puppies, house breaking started, shots, wormed, pre-spoiled. Call Malmo, 402/642-5887. FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: 33’ Airmotor windmill tower, complete, excellent condition, $1,000. Call North Platte, 308/532-7252. FOR SALE: 706 International diesel tractor, new tires, back tires good, loader and rake. Call Arnold, 308/848-2933 or 308/530-7822. WANTED: corn sheller, preferably MM, type D, pto driven. Call Lincoln, 402/4328030. FOR SALE: Emerson bale shredder in excellent condition, 3 10’x20’ steel open front shelters on skids. Call Stapleton, 308/636-2469. FOR SALE: Cub Cadet 127 hydro, rebuilt, 12 hp, Kohler with mower deck and snow blower, IH Cadet, 382, hydro, 11 hp briggs, rebuilt deck, new front tires. Call Gresham, 402/7357415. WANTED: Case 444, running or not, to restore. Call Gresham, 402/735-7415. FOR SALE: WD45 Alis Chalmers, wide front, rebuilt, good tin, 12 volt system, new

battery, 2 new tubes in rear tires, rims in excellent shape, rear tires in good shape, runs good, new points and condenser, Snap coupler rake, works good. Call Plymouth, 402/239-3852 or 402/6565285. FOR SALE: super sharp, well-cared-for JD 6620 combine and 546 cornhead, 6R36” Hawkins hiller, Stobel stalk chopper, 1994 6700 white planter, all in very good condition, Ford 460 irrigation motor. Call Utica, 402/5342109. FOR SALE: B&B XXL 1060 pull-type sprayer with 330 Raven controller, $6,000 OBO, United Farm Tools 450 bu. grain cart, $1,000 OBO. Call Surprise, 402/526-2357. FOR SALE: Unverferth clamp-on duals, 18.4-42, stored inside, stubble burn, cuts on lugs, 50 % tread, $1,750 OBO. Call Sidney, 308/254-6289. FOR SALE: 1949 SC Case, good hydraulic system, 12 volt ignition, good tin, fair rubber and paint, runs great, $700 OBO. Call Tecumseh, 402/335-7563. FOR SALE: Sentry 60’ spray boom with 750 gallon tank, Hiniker controls. Call Phillips, 402/694-1444 or 402/6942362.

Stop in and see the all new Hull trailer line in stock!! Jay B. Trailer Sales 1635 West Broadway Council Bluffs, IA 51501

FOR SALE: skid steer buckets, new 72” manure/ rock bucket, with grapple, 84” large grain/snow bucket, ask about other skid steer attachments. Call Hastings, 218/863-6444. WANTED: JD combine and/or head, prefer JD 9500/9600 and 925 flex/ rigid heads. Call Fairbury, 402/729-2294. FOR SALE: VAC Case tractor for parts or restoration. Call Tryon, 308/587-2314. VEHICLES FOR SALE: 1995 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite, very clean, no rust, no oil leaks, Michelin tires, leather interior, all electric, 27-29 mpg, only 128,000 miles, must see to appreciate. Call Amelia, 402/482-5599. FOR SALE: 2004 Ford F-150 4x4 extended cab pickup, 145,000 miles, good tires, mechanically sound, $7,000, 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, limited edition, 4x4, 92,000 miles, good tires, all the bells and whistles, mechanically sound, $10,000. Call Loup City, 308/745-0249. MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE: metal dutch doors for horse stalls, 4 complete doors, 86 in tall x 48 in wide, dk. green with white cross-hatch, all hardware, latch-

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es and hinge included, $125 each. Call Papillion, 402/2906645 or email: slowkay2000@ yahoo.com.

on stand, 1.5hp, $135, Hawk 20” precision scroll saw, $375. Call Grand Island, 308/3847783.

FOR SALE: 51 Hesston NFR belt buckles, will sell all or will separate, 2 Hesston tractors on wooden platform. Call Mitchell, 308/631-1407, leave message.

FOR SALE: 16 ft commercial roll up garage door, white, all parts there, slight hail damage, $150. Call Ft. Calhoun, 402/4685637. WANTED: old Tokheim, Gilbarco, Wayne, etc. gas pumps. Call Kimball, 308/235-2743 or email: vanpeltrk@yahoo.com.

FOR SALE: set of men’s Rossignol ski team skis, poles and Salomon boots, size 11-11½, $200. Call Brunswick, 402/8423994.

FOR SALE: basketball hoop, $8, Disney Princess kitchen, $10, child size Jenny Lind style wood rocking chair, $8, free with your donation to my son’s mission trip fund. Call Elkhorn, 402/2895039.

WANTED: popcorn machine, any size, in good working condition. Call North Platte, 308/289-9703 or 308/5325597. FOR SALE: new portable Singer sewing machine, 34 automatic stitches, removable arm for sewing small area, instruction book for English, Spanish, French, $100, Welbelt bread machine, book, $75, crocheted afghans, $55. Call Blue Hill, 402/756-2666.

FOR SALE: Super Contra electric arcade game, 1 or 2 players, great fun for the whole family, $475. Call Elkhorn, 402/3324916. FOR SALE: JD hoodie, XL, lined, $50, Levi’s Rockies Roughrider jeans, 25-26”w, $10. Call Walton, 402/4836179.

FOR SALE: 2003 Yamaha Grizzly 600, 4x4, Sportsman model, 2,850 miles, very good condition, $2,800. Call Mason City, 308/224-7960 or email: southlouphunter@hotmail. com.

FOR SALE: portable Far Infrared Ray sauna, model #ANP329-MIB for $200. Call Lincoln, 402/423-0776. FOR SALE: blue cloth lift chair, 6 years old, good condition, $150. Call Omaha, 402/7854033.

FOR SALE: Rockwell 10” contractor’s table saw, 27x41,

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