Ag & Business

The final keynote speakers of the day were the Peterson Farm Brothers whose presentation, “I’m Farming and I Grow it: An AgVocating Success Story,” entertained the audience with  their background story, videos and they performed some of their musical parodies to the delight of the ag conference crowd. Pictured from left are Nathan, Greg and Kendal Peterson. (Johnson Publications photo)

Deb Kuenning, UNL Extension Educator, gave an afternoon presentation entitled “Agriculture Through the Years: Looking to the Past and Future.” (Johnson Publications photo)

‘Celebrating Agriculture’ continues with info-filled afternoon

    The morning session of the Ag conference on Feb. 28 finished strong with a selection of interesting speakers and information.

Clinton and Nettie Nordhausen, left, presented the $2,500 donation Clinton received in the Monsanto America’s Farmers Grow Communities program to the Chase County Hospital Foundation. Receiving the promotional check are Hospital CEO Steve Lewis and Deb Hrcka, assistant executive director of the foundation. (Johnson Publications photo)

Hospital closer to equipment purchase goal with Monsanto $2,500 donation

    A Chase County farmer has once again been chosen for a $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program sponsored by Monsanto.

Pictured above shows a portion of the audience of around 230 people that attended the Celebrating Agriculture conference at the Crossroads Wesleyan Church conference room in Imperial Feb. 28. (Johnson Publications photo)

Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder and president of FarmHer, was the morning keynote speaker. She spoke about “The FarmHer Journey” along with photos of just a few women in agriculture that she has photographed and admired. (Johnson Publications photo)

Dennis Kunnemann, local farmer and president of AK Acres Popcorn Company, gave an interesting account of his business experience titled “Popping to Success.” (Johnson Publications photo)

Lorrie Mowry, McCook Community College business teacher, was the first speaker to open the ag conference. Her topic was “Lessons Learned on the Farm.” (Johnson Publications photo)

Positives of industry in spotlight at ‘Celebrating Agriculture’ program

Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) Imperial Campus sponsored a first-time event Feb. 28 called “Celebrating Agriculture.”

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