Agri-Business Council Preparing For Ag Banquet In Madison

NORFOLK – A mid-June Ag Banquet is set for northeast Nebraska.

According to a release from the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce’s Agri-Business Council, the 7th Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet will be held on Thursday, June 16.

This year’s banquet will once again take place at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Madison and 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 speakers Nebraska Farm Bureau President, Mark McHargue and AFAN Director of Livestock Development, Kris Bousquet.

The banquet is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased for $30 through June 3 and $35 beginning June 4th 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 agri-business fields.

The event will also include awarding four deserving students $1,000 scholarships as well as the presentation of the Beef Expo scholarship to the 2021 recipient.  The 2022 Beef Expo event is scheduled for September 10 – 11.

A Farm Family of the Year and an Ag-Business of the Year will also be recognized that evening.

Reach out to 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 seven-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).

Contact the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce at 402-371-4862 or email Jeny Albin at jalbin@norfolkchamber.com with any questions. Also, visit norfolkareachamber.com for further details.

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