March 16, 2010

Celebrating Nebraska Agriculture

This week is National Ag Week, with National Ag Day being this Saturday, March 20, 2010. According to its web site,, National Ag Week is about recognizing - and celebrating - the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:
  • Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
  • Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
  • Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
Yesterday, Governor Dave Heineman declared March 14-20 Nebraska Agriculture Week to coincide with National Ag Week. Throughout the day, he and several ag constituents, traveled across Nebraska to meet with producers and share the importance of agriculture in Nebraska.

The agriculture tour started in Kearney with an Ag Week coffee, followed by an Ag Week luncheon in West Point and ended with an Ag Week reception at Nebraska Corn Board member, Dave Nielsen’s farm north of Lincoln.
Dave with his family and Governor Heineman

Board Chair, Alan Tiemann, Senator Tom Carlson, and Board Member Curt Friesen were also at the Nielsen Farm

Check out for ag fun facts and information about National Ag Week!

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