Elaine and I attended the 49th Annual Kiwanis and SCCDP Ag Recognition Banquet at the Ag Pavilion this evening with 540 attendees. Larry & Doug Tonniges and families were recognized as the 2017 Kiwanis Outstanding Farm Family of the Year. Some years ago, the Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership, joined Kiwanis in the recognition of an Annual Agribusiness Award winner. This year's winner was Doug Brand. The Briggs Family and Seward Co. Fair Ag Scholarships were also presented to selected students.
Jon Vanderford from Lincoln's 10/11 KOLN served as Emcee is shown presenting the Agribusiness Award to Doug Brand. Jon explained that his wife Taryn, who joins him on the "Pure Nebraska" program, was planning to come with him but had family commitments. Don Rondorf, chair of the Kiwanis Ag Recognition Banquet Committee recognized Sponsors, and all who helped make the event a success. Don and the committee did an excellent job of having drinks, a salad, prime rib dinner, and Award winners recognized, all within a 2-hour period.