Governor sets visits for National Ag Week March 26-30, 2018

Nebraska Governor's Office

Today, Mar. 26, 2018, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman announced two days of activities and stops across Nebraska to celebrate National Ag Week. March 19 & 21, the Governor, NDA Director, and agriculture industry representatives will visit Seward, York, Lexington, and Sidney.

"Agriculture is the heart and soul of what we do here in Nebraska. Ag Week is a special time each year to celebrate our farm and ranch families. I'm looking forward to highlighting the innovative people and strategies that are growing agriculture and our state,” Governor Ricketts said.

“Our state is rooted in a deep agrarian history, and our future is bright thanks to our strong agriculture industry. National Ag Week is an opportunity for all Nebraskans to celebrate our #1 industry, agriculture. As we travel across the state we will have the opportunity to showcase our diverse agriculture industry, visiting with farmers and ranchers and touring agribusiness and manufacturing facilities that are investing in our rural communities,” NDA Director Wellman said.

Governor Ricketts and Director Wellman will be touring a number of different agribusiness and manufacturing facilities including DuPont Pioneer, Tyson Fresh Meats, and Agri-Plastics.

The public is invited to attend the following events where the Governor and the Director will discuss the importance of Nebraska agriculture, livestock and value-added agricultural development, and international trade:

Monday, March 19
5:30-8:00 p.m. CT
Seward Ag Banquet
Seward County Ag Pavilion
Seward County Fairgrounds
430 North 15th

Wednesday, March 21
10:30-11:30 a.m. CT
Dawson County Ag Open House
Dawson County Fairgrounds
1002 Plum Creek Pkwy

12:00-1:00 p.m. MT
Sidney Ag Luncheon
664 Chase Blvd.