Rural Radio Network honored by Nebraska Cattlemen
Last night at the Nebraska Cattlemen's banquet in Kearney the Nebraska Rural Radio Network which is comprised of KRVN AM and FM in Lexington, KNEB AM and FM in Scottsbluff and KTIC AM and FM in West Point received the Service to the Industry award from the group. Pictured here is Rural Radio Network Farm Director Mike LePorte with Chairman of the Board Jim Ramm of Atkinson. In other awards last night inducted into the Hall of Fame were Dave and Ann Bruntz of Friend. They both have a long history of service to the industry. Ann also serves as Director of Development at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Kelli Loos of Litchfield was named Nebraska Cattle person of the year. She has been very involved including a stint as President of Nebraska CattleWomen. The Beel family who were honored earlier this year as the Leopold Conservation Award winners for 2013 were on hand to be recognized for their efforts. Their operation is on the Brown and Cherry county line. Also honored was Paul Younes who owns and operates conference facilities in Kearney. Addressing the attendees last night were Governor Dave Heineman who vowed to keep up the fight with HSUS over their efforts to undermine animal agriculture in Nebraska and Dr. Ronnie Green, Harlan Vice Chancellor at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln who talked about the future of the beef industry using the occasion of the 125th anniversary meeting of Nebraska Cattlemen to not only look back to to look forward.
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