Governor Ricketts Proclaims ‘Agriculture Week’ in Nebraska

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Governor Ricketts Proclaims ‘Agriculture Week’ in Nebraska

Left to right: ASL interpreter Frances Beaurivage, former Nebraska Cattlemen president Ken Herz,

Stephanie Beasley, Director of DHHS CFS, Andy Jobman, President of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association,

Governor Ricketts (podium), Nebraska Farm Bureau Chairman Mark McHargue and Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Steve Wellman

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation to designate March 20-26, 2022 as “Agriculture Week” in Nebraska. The governor issued the proclamation at the state capitol, where he was joined by leaders from Nebraska’s farming community.

“Nebraska agriculture fuels the growth of our state and helps feed the world,” Governor Ricketts said. “Each March, we set aside a week to thank our agricultural producers for their dedication to Nebraska’s growth. Our strength as a state is rooted in the work ethic, ingenuity and generosity of our farming and ranch families.

At this morning’s press conference, Nebraska Farm Bureau President Mark McHargue spoke about the many ways the growth of Nebraska agriculture is benefiting communities across the state. Andy Jobman, president of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, noted the state’s record corn production in 2021. He also highlighted the work of Nebraska farmers to manage land and water and to support energy independence. American through their contributions to the state’s ethanol industry. Ken Herz, former president of the Nebraska Cattlemen, highlighted the beef cattle community’s commitment to caring for their animals and providing high-quality beef to consumers.

In addition to proclaiming Agriculture Week, Governor Ricketts has designated the month of March as “Social Work Month” in Nebraska. He thanked social workers across the state for their service and for helping Nebraska rank 7th nationally in child welfare according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Stephanie Beasley, Director of Child and Family Services (CFS) for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), also acknowledged her state teammates and private labor partners. society for their dedication to serving Nebraskans.

The Governor’s Agriculture Week Proclamation is available through click here. The Governor’s Proclamation Designating March as Social Work Month is available at click here.

This Tuesday and Friday, Governor Ricketts is visiting farms across Nebraska to celebrate Agriculture Week. Its public schedule is available by clicking here.

Video of today’s press conference is available at click here.

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