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Gov. Ricketts Names DNR Director

Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced Jeff Fassett, P.E. as the new Director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources.

Fassett is the Director of the Water Rights Strategic Program for HDR Engineering, Inc., where he has been involved with water supply, water rights, and water resources development projects across several regions and states. During this time, he has also kept a water rights and water resources engineering practice in Wyoming and Colorado for a wide variety of municipal, state government, energy, mining, and private landowner clients.

Governor’s European Trade Mission Focuses on Bioscience Industries in Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark – Gov. Ricketts’ 30-member Nebraska trade team is nearing the end of its meetings in the European Union. After beginning the mission in Italy, the delegation held strategic meetings in Belgium and Denmark focused on the bioscience industry.

In Brussels, the Governor met with executives from Ghent Port Company, TOTCO, Sygenta Brussels, and a consultant for Belgian Biodiesel Board to promote Nebraska’s biofuels industry and build relations between firms in Europe and the U.S.

Governor Ricketts, trade mission team share Nebraska beef story during Italy stops

MODENA, Italy ­­- Governor Pete Ricketts and members of the trade mission team to the European Union met with a beef distributor in Italy Monday to focus on driving the value and demand for Nebraska beef products. Trade mission team members represented all segments of the beef production chain during events with Inalca, one of the largest purchasers of Nebraska beef in the European Union.

Governor Ricketts and Trade Delegates Tout Nebraska as Ideal Food Processing Location

The 2015 World Expo on “Food” in Milan, Italy, served as a key visit on the itinerary of Gov. Pete Ricketts and his first trade mission to the European Union. 

“Nebraska has a real strength in food production and food processing, so it’s a natural tie in with our farmers’ and ranchers’ outstanding reputations for producing high-quality meat and other agricultural products,” said Gov. Ricketts. “Add in the University of Nebraska’s nationally acclaimed food science program, and there are all sorts of outstanding opportunities for international companies wanting to do business in Nebraska.”