Monday, March 14, 2016

Kiwanis Ag Recognition Banquet

Kiwanis Club of Seward President Josh Fields Welcomed everyone to the 45th Ag. Recognition Banquet at the Ag Pavilion Monday evening. He is shown here with Doug Brand, MC for the evening. This event gets larger each year with close to 500 attending. For several years it was strictly a Kiwanis event where Farm Families were honored. The Seward Area Chamber of Commerce and the Seward County Ag. Society have joined Kiwanis to make this the truly outstanding Ag event of the year.
The Sloup family was recognized as the Farm Family Award Winner. The four siblings are shown here with their Mother. Gene died several years ago, and Shirley has done a great job of leading the family to successful Simmental cattle and corn detasseling operations. Mr. Ron Velder was recognized as the 2016 Agribusiness Award Winner. He is the CEO of the Area Farmers Cooperative. Several young people were awarded County Fair Ag. Scholarships and the new "Briggs Family Scholarship" was announced. Sally Clayshulte, with Bayer Crop Science was the featured speaker on their worldwide plant breeding activities and the new wheat research facility near Seward. Dinner was catered by Cher's Custom Creations of Friend, NE.

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