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Pete Ricketts announced as Agri-Award Winner | KRVN Radio

Pete Ricketts announced as Agri-Award Winner

Pete Ricketts announced as Agri-Award Winner

The Triumph of Agriculture Exposition established the Annual “Agri-Award” as part of Nebraska’s Centennial Celebration, in 1976 to recognize outstanding organizations and individuals that have contributed to the Agricultural Development in the Midwestern area.

This year, the organization selected Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts as the 2018 Agri-Award recipient.  The Governor received the award at an opening day luncheon at the 52nd annual Triumph of Agriculture Exposition.

Past “Agri-Award” Recipients

’17 – Terry Henjy – Exec. Dir. Nebraska LEAD Program

’16 – Greg Ibach – Nebraska Dept of Agriculture

’15 – Mogens Bay – Valmont Induistries

14 – Bill Northey – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

’13 – Leif Magnusson -President, CLAAS

’12 – Greg Heckman – President & CEO, Gavilon, Inc.

’11 – Howard G. Buffett

‘10 – John Fonda – John Day Company and

Terry Twiestmeyer – Twiestmeyer & Associates

’09 – John McCoy – Orthman Manufacturing

’08 – Dave Heineman – Nebraska Governor

’07 – Rick Parod – Lindsay Corp.

‘06 – Roger R. Wehrbein – Nebraska State Senator

’05 – Sherman O. Berg – Aksarben

’04 – All Farmers and Ranchers

’03 – Mike Johanns –Former Nebraska Governor, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and former US Senator

’02 – Roger Flemmer – Former KFAB Farm Director

’01 – Bryce P. Neidig – Former President Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation

‘00 – Tony Raimondo – CEO, Behlen Manufacturing Company

1999 – Martin A. Massengale – President Emeritus, Director of the Center for Grassland Studies

’98 – Ben Nelson – Former Nebraska Governor and now U.S. Senator

’97 – Larry E. Sitzman – Former Director of Nebraska Department of Agriculture

’96 – Ronald E. Vavrina – CEO, Vavrina Implement Company

’96 – Matthew “Bud” Fleischer – Fleischer Manufacturing Company

’96 – Jere W. Fonda – Former CEO, John Day Company

’95 – Jerome Warner – Former Nebraska State Senator

’94 – Bob Kerrey – Former Nebraska Governor & U.S. Senator

’93 – Edward T. Robinson, Jr. – President of J.C. Robinson Seed Company/Golden Harvest Seeds

’93 – Willard “Bill” Waldo – President of Waldo Farms

’92 – Robert L. Peterson – Former Chairman, President and CEO, IBP, Inc.

’91 – Virginia Smith – Former Member of Congress

’91 – Carl T. Curtis – Former Member of Congress & U.S. Senate

’90 – Charles M. Harper – Former Chairman of the Board & CEO – Con Agra, Inc.

’89 – Dr. Ronald W. Roskens – Former President University of Nebraska –Lincoln & CEO, President & Director of Agency for International Development – Action International, Inc.

’88 – Clayton Yetter – Former U.S. Trade Ambassador & Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

’87 – Warren Nielson – Former KFAB Radio & KMTV Farm Director

’86 – Robert K. Fensler – Nebraska Farmer

’85 – Robert B Daugherty – Valmont Industries

’84 – Roman L. Hruska – Former U.S. Senator

’83 – Glenn H. LeDioyt – LeDioyt Land Company

’83 – Hugh L. Tinley – Farmers National Company

’82 – Ed Zorinsky – Former Omaha Mayor & U.S. Senator

’81 – Taylor Snow – The Snow Company

’80 – Leroy Barry – Midwest Retail Farm Equipment Dealers Association

’79 – Dick Becker – Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben

’78 – Leonard Fleischer – Fleischer Manufacturing Company

’77 – Don Ringler – Former Omaha World-Herald Farm Editor

‘76 – J. J. Exon – Former Nebraska Governor & U.S. Senator

THE TRIUMPH OF AGRICULTURE EXPOSITION Farm & Ranch Machinery Show is produced by Mid-America Expositions, Inc., sponsored by the Mid-America Farm & Ranch Machinery Council and is a member of the North American Farm Show Council.

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