WAYNE – The weekly update from District 17 Senator Joni Albrecht was released over the weekend highlighting Watermelon Days, upcoming Husker Harvest Days and the return of legislative hearings.
The hometown of Senator Albrecht is Thurston and recently the community hosted Watermelon Days throwing a party to “ring out” summer. The weekend ended with an all you can eat watermelon feed as the senator was invited to ride along with the Thurston American Legion on their float.
Husker Harvest Days begin Tuesday, September 10 and go through Thursday, September 12 in the Grand Island Area. Senator Albrecht is looking forward to attend the event as Nebraskans continue to lead the way with “the world’s largest totally irrigated working farm show.”
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will be there to offer programs spanning the agricultural spectrum, from information on animal health, farmer mediation, farming tax credits, pests and noxious weed control. In addition, this year, through a joint effort with the Governor, the NDA, and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, the event adds an International Visitors’ Center that provides opportunity to better promote Nebraska agriculture and International Commerce. All visitors, including international guests, are able to “experience the latest in farming equipment, supplies and crop technologies”.
With the summer ending and school back in session, the 2020 Legislative session is right around the corner. Senator Albrecht serves on the Natural Resources Committee, the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee and the Special Committee for State-Tribal Relations.
Complete Update: 9.6.19 WEEKLY UPDATE
Contact Senator Albrecht at 402-471-2716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns in the District 17 area.