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In response to the increasing number of Coronavirus cases in the state, the Nebraska Farm Bureau 2020 Annual Meeting and Convention will be limited to a one-day, in-person, voting delegate session. The voting delegate session will be held Tuesday, December 8. There will not be a Member Benefit trade show, nor will there be informational breakout sessions this year. Other activities such as the Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet and the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Grower’s Gala will be held as virtual events. For more details, please refer to the schedule of events.

A Note from the President

Dear Farm Bureau Leader,

In response to the increasing number of Coronavirus cases in the state, the Nebraska Farm Bureau 2020 Annual Meeting and Convention will be limited to a one-day, in-person, voting delegate session. The voting delegate session will be held Tuesday, December 8. There will not be a Member Benefit trade show, nor will there be informational breakout sessions this year. Other activities such as the Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet and the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Grower’s Gala will be held as virtual events.

Please know these decisions are not easy. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors recognizes there are wide-ranging thoughts and opinions amongst our members as it relates to the coronavirus. We respect them all. With that said, our obligation to protect the health and safety of our members and staff in these unprecedented times is a top priority.

Electing leadership and developing policy are critical functions of our delegate body. As such, the board and I felt it important these functions continue be held in person, if allowed by health directives. We are committed to operating the delegate session in a physically distanced fashion and will strongly encourage the wearing of masks for all in attendance during the time they are not seated and properly distanced at their delegate table. All Nebraska Farm Bureau staff will be required to wear masks during times in which they are not distanced. Please note, participation during the one-day session will be limited to county Farm Bureau delegates, the State Board of Directors, State Legislative Policy Committee members, and staff.

As noted, other components of the 2020 Annual Meeting and Convention will now be held virtually including the Nebraska Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet to be held Friday, December 4. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Grower’s Gala will also be held virtually, Monday, December 7.

Please refer to the information below to learn more about the ways in which you can engage in Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Convention.

Any future changes in the Annual Meeting resulting from increased state or local restrictions will be posted on the 2020 Nebraska Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Convention webpage.

As always, thank you for being a Farm Bureau member!

Sincerely,

Steve Nelson
President

Adapting to the times, the U.S. Meat Export Federation kicked off its virtual Strategic Planning Conference Wednesday. In what has been a challenging time, U.S. meat exports are enjoying a strong year with market opportunities in the future.

Jessica Spreitzer, Trade Analyst with USMEF looks at global food service…

 

Dan Halstrom, President & CEO of USMEF talks on the effects of COVID-19…

 

Dan Halstrom, President & CEO of USMEF talks about struggles with countries that have banned U.S. products…

David Bruntz, Chair Nebraska Corn Board & USMEF Board Member looks at raw product export opportunities…

Anja Manuel, Co-Founder & Partner Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC was the keynote speaker in the opening general session.  She talked about how Asia will recover quicker from COVID-19…

Anja Manuel, Co-Founder & Partner Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC was the keynote speaker in the opening general session. She & USMEF CEO Dan Halstrom talked on the incoming Biden Administration…

The virtual Strategic Planning Conference will conclude Friday afternoon. Learn more online by visiting USMEF.org 

Plan to attend the Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Annual Conference, Saturday October 17, 2020 at the Westside Event Center, 2475 County Rd 62, Alliance NE  69301.  Registration will begin at 9:00 am Mountain Time.  The educational program will consist of:

  • 9:15 Welcome by Aaron Fintel, President of the Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Association
  • 9:30 Travel to and tour of Open Skies Farm located at 28782 CR 59 Alliance NE
    • Speakers will include Jacques Grobler commercial sheep producer from South Africa and Gerdus Korb purebred white dorper seedstock producer from South Africa – “ The similarities of raising sheep from South Africa to the USA.”
  • 10:45 Gwendolyn Kitzan – American Lamb Board Update at the Event Center
  • 12:00 Lunch – “Cooking with Lamb”
  • 1:00 Jaelyn Whaley, SDSU Sheep Field Specialist – “Evaluating the effects of excessively finished lambs on the processing sector.”
  • 1:30 Kat Tylee, fiber artist and wool grader of Little Hawks Yarns, Chadron – “The in and out of the fiber world.”
  • 2:00 Harold Johnson, Windmill Boer Goats, Hyannis, NE _ “Raising goats and grazing management of your pastures.”
  • 2:45 Randy Saner, UNL Extension Educator, North Platte – Nebraska sheep and goat budgets do they look reasonable?”
  • 3:30 Producer Panel
  • 5:00 pm Annual meeting and dinner

To register visit the website http://nebraskasheepandgoat.org or contact Melissa Nicholson at ne.sheep.goat@gmail.com or call 308-386-8378.