March 19, 2013

Why is agriculture special to me?

A few of the directors on the Nebraska Corn Board took time for National Ag Day to share why agriculture is important and special to them. Also for Ag Day, read a news release on how Nebraska Corn Checkoff Investments Create Economic Opportunity for the Entire State.

“You have your business your work your kids your parents all together working and playing together to produce food to feed for the world.” – Dave Nielsen, Lincoln, NEIMG_20120903_142913
The next generation: Dave’s daughter, Taylor with her show steer

“Ag is important because we, as producers, provide a safe and high quality product, that we take great care and pride in raising.  Long hours harvesting, feeding cattle in all kinds of weather, and seeing the benefits of our labor, gives Ag producers great satisfaction, in feeding the world with a safe, wholesome product.” – Mark Jagels, Davenport, NE2013-02-21 16.19.00
Feeding cattle in the Nebraska winters.
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“Agriculture is special to me because what I do is take a seed and grow nurture that seed into products that are used to make food and fuel that is consumed worldwide. I have been fortunate to have been born to parents whose only desire was to give us the opportunity to use the land, as they have, to earn their livelihood and maintain it for the next generation.” – Curt Friesen, Henderson, NE
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Curt tweeted (@CaptainCorn) a picture doing winter maintenance on an irrigation power unit. It is 37 years old 292 Chevy and still going strong!

"Agriculture has been a tremendous success story over the years. When I started farming in the 1960's, one farmer fed 50 people. Today, one farmer feeds 155 people!" - Bob Dickey, Laurel, NE

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