Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet to be held in June

NORFOLK – The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce’s Agri-Business Council is already busy with preparations for the fourth Annual Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet.

This year’s banquet will once again take place at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Madison on June 26 and will kick off at 5:30 p.m. The theme of the banquet is, “Uniting the agricultural and business communities.”

Co-hosts are the Norfolk and Madison Chambers of Commerce. The banquet is a fundraising event for academic scholarships available to high school seniors and college students in Northeast Nebraska, but is also a way to highlight the agriculture industry in Madison, Antelope, Wayne, Pierce, Stanton and Boone, as well as northern Platte counties.

The banquet will include a prime rib meal with a presentation given by Steve Wellman, Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director.

It will also include awarding of $750 scholarships to six deserving students as well as the award presentation to the 2017 Norfolk Beef Expo scholarship recipient.

The banquet is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased for $30 May 1 through June 8, and for $35 from June 9 until the banquet date of June 26. Tickets can be purchased at Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce office.

A Farm Family of the Year and Ag-Business of the Year will also receive recognition at the event. The committee is currently seeking nominations for a Farm Family of the Year and Ag-Business of the Year. Nomination forms can be found at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce office or on the Chamber’s website and will be accepted until June 1.

For more details, contact Jeny Albin with the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce at 402-371-4862 or