100th Annual NeFU Convention

When:
December 6, 2013 @ 9:00 am – December 7, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
Where:
Midtown Holiday Inn
2503 South Locust Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
USA
Contact:
Nebraska Farmers Union402-476-8815E-mail

2013 NeFU State Convention, Board of Directors Meeting, & Policy Day Schedule

Midtown Holiday Inn, 2503 S Locust, Grand Island, NE 68801
For hotel reservations:  Call 308-384-1330

 

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013 – NeFU Board of Directors Meeting:  1:00pm
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013 NeFU Policy Development Day:  10:00 am
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013 NeFU Foundation Board of Directors:  5:00 pm
  • Friday, December 6, 2013 NeFU State Convention.  8:00 registration.  9:00 am start
  • Saturday, December 7, 2013 NeFU State Convention.  8:00 registration.  8:30 am start

 

Nebraska Farmers Union 100th Annual State Convention Agenda

“Proudly Serving Family Farm & Ranch Agriculture Since 1913

December 6-7, 2013

Midtown Holiday Inn , Grand Island, Nebraska

  

Friday Morning, December 6, 2013                                                     

8:00                Registration begins.

 

9:00                 Welcome, Call To Order, Previous Convention Minutes – John Hansen

 

9:10                 NEFU Education Report –John Hansen

 

9:20                 NEFU Foundation Report & Elections – John Hansen

9:30                 Nebraska Rural Radio Association Report- Craig Larsen, General Manager

 

9:45                 Refreshment Break—Sponsored by Nebraska Rural Radio Association

 

10:15               Farmers Union Insurances Report – Jeff Downing, GM Midwest Agency, LLP

 

10:30               Farm Programs, Financial Risks, Policy, & Prospects

  • Dr. Daryll E. Ray—Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Policy, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee        
  • Roger Johnson, President of National Farmers Union

11:30               NEFU Elections

  • Introduction of Candidates for NeFU Delegates to

National Farmers Union Convention, March 8-11, 2014, Sante Fe, NM.

  • Districts 1, 3, & 7 caucus for additional Nebraska Farmers Union District Director Nominations and report to Elections Chair, Larry Knuth
  •   NeFU President-additional nominations, if any

 

12:00               NOON LUNCHEON

  • Honorable Governor Dave Heineman
  • Tom Giessel, NFU Historian

 

1:40                USDA Farm Service Administration Programs Report

  • Dan Steinkruger, Executive Director, Nebraska Farm Service Administration

 

2:00                USDA Natural Resources & Conservation Service Report

  • Craig Derickson, State Conservationist, Natural

Resources & Conservation Service

 

2:15                Navigating Our New Health Care System

  • Mark Intermill, Associate State Director & Director of Advocacy for AARP of Nebraska
  • Scott Jensen, Deputy Director & Human Resource Director

Central Nebraska Community Services

  • Stephanie Ridgway, Health Care Navigator

Central Nebraska Community Services

 

3:15                NFU Fly-In Report

  • Ben Gotschall, Raymond
  • Lillian Fritch, Beatrice
  • Carol Schooley, Grand Island
  • Lynda Buoy, Bassett
  • Ron Meyer, Superior

 

3:30                Refreshment Break sponsored by:  Farm Credit Services of America

 

3:30                NeFU Elections

  • Elect Top Four NFU Convention Delegates
  • Elect NeFU Board of Directors for Districts 1, 3 & 7
  • Elect NeFU State President

 

4:00                A Prosperity Strategy Through Trade Policy

  • Michael Stumo, Executive Director, Coalition for a Prosperous America
  • Roger Johnson, NFU President

 

4:50                NEBFARMPAC Report—Gale Lush, President

 

5:00                Elections – Elect NFU Convention Delegates & Alternates

Top Two Are Delegates — Bottom Two are Alternates

Adjourn, Shop At The Country Store, & Get Gussied Up!

 

5:30                NEBFARMPAC Wine & Cheese Fundraiser

The Terrace Restaurant & Suite 114 (Wine & Cheese)

Special Guest Hosts:  NeFU Candidates

 

6:30                Convention Banquet & Celebration

Remembering Our Life Members, Friends & Family

  • President’s Award—Roy and Mary Stoltenberg
  • President’s Award—Gale and Laurie Lush
  • President’s Award—Larry and Karen Knuth

 

Banquet Speakers:

  • Roger Johnson, NFU President
  • Tom Giessel, NFU Historian
  • Alan Guebert, Ag Journalist

 

Saturday, December 7, 2013 – Convention Reconvenes                                                      

8:30               Greetings from Our Neighbors

  • Donn Teske, President, Kansas Farmers Union
  • Richard Oswald, President, Missouri Farmers Union

 

9:00               Farm Bill Update and NFU Legislative Report – Roger Johnson, NFU President

 

9:30               Gubernatorial Candidate’s Perspective

  • Chuck Hassebrook

 

10:00              Refreshment Break sponsored by:  Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital

 

10:30              Ethanol:  The Difference Maker In Rural Communities

  • Seth Harder, General Manager, Husker AG, Inc
  • Roger Johnson, NFU President

 

12:00              Noon Luncheon

  • Tom Giessel, NFU Historian
  • David Domina, Legal Counsel for Nebraska Easement Action Team on “The Ag Economy”

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

 

Fighting for Nebraska’s family farmers and ranchers since 1913

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