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Gov. Ricketts Announces National Ag Week Visits

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Luke Robson, 402-471-1967




Gov. Ricketts visits with Ainsworth FFA members during a

2017 Ag Week visit to the Beel Ranch near Johnstown.


LINCOLN – Today, 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.  During 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,” said Governor Ricketts.


“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,” said NDA Director Wellman.


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, SEWARD


Wednesday, March 21


10:30-11:30 a.m. CT     Dawson County Ag Open House

Dawson County Fairgrounds, 1002 Plum Creek Pkwy, LEXINGTON


12:00-1:00 p.m. CT       Sidney Ag Luncheon

664 Chase Blvd., SIDNEY