Ag Banquet Returns To Madison County Fairgrounds For 2021

NORFOLK – The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce’s Agribusiness Council is once again busy preparing for the 6th Annual Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet, after cancelling in 2020 for safety reasons related to the pandemic.


This year’s banquet will once again take place at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Madison on Thursday, June 17, and will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by the Norfolk and Madison Area Chambers of Commerce, the banquet’s theme is “Uniting the Agricultural & Business Communities” and targets Madison County and the adjacent counties of Antelope, Wayne, Pierce, Stanton, Boone, and northern Platte.


The banquet will include a pork loin dinner with a presentation by guest speaker Nebraska Cooperative Council President Rocky Weber.


The banquet is open to the public.  Tickets can be purchased for $30 through June 4th, and $35 beginning June 5th at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce office.


The ultimate goal of this event is to raise funds for academic scholarships available to high school seniors and college students in Northeast Nebraska who are or intend to continue their education in the agricultural and agribusiness fields.


The event will also include awarding several deserving students $750 scholarships as well as the presentation of the Beef Expo scholarship to the 2020 recipient.  The 2021 Beef Expo event is scheduled for Sept. 11 & 12, 2021.


A Farm Family of the Year and an Ag-Business of the Year will also be recognized that evening.  Please contact the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce to submit a nomination for either or both of these awards.  Nomination forms are also available on the Norfolk Chamber’s website and Facebook page.


Additionally, members of the Norfolk and Madison Chambers of Commerce are currently soliciting businesses and individuals in the targeted 7-county area to be event and scholarship fund sponsors. There are three sponsorship levels that include tickets to the event: Prime ($500), Choice ($250), and Select ($100).