We attended the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement Dinner at the East Campus Union in Lincoln last evening. Sharing our table among others, was Chuck Hibberd and his wife. Dr. Hibberd is a native of Lexington, NE who received his BS degree in Animal Science from UNL. He went on to get his MS and PhD at Oklahoma State. He was named Dean & Director of UNL Extension last August after a stint at Purdue following time at the Nebraska Panhandle Station .
The Hall of Ag Achievement has existed for nearly 100 years. There are some 200 current members. Recognized as Honorees this year from among the membership were Dr. Ted H. Doane who had a long career in Animal Science at UNL. And, Kieth Olsen, immediate Past President of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation.
Elaine is pictured here with the Hibberd's reflecting her long relationship with the Extension Service. She was working for the Extension Service at the time of our wedding and her brother Dr. Dale Flowerday has had a close relationship with Extension over the years. In fact, Dr. Hibberd mentioned to Elaine last night that he had taken an Agronomy course from Dale during his undergrad days.