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Nebraska Agri-Business Members,

As the year is winding down, it is time to take a moment to think back over this past year and recognize those individuals who have gone above and beyond for the ag retail industry.

The Nebraska Agri-Business Association has recognized individuals who make a difference in the fertilizer and crop protection industry for over 30 years. The Awards program honors recipients for their leadership, stewardship and positive values for the industry in Nebraska.

Award winners will be recognized at the Annual Nebraska Agri-Business Expo in Omaha. Please consider nominating someone who is providing leadership in their field, either from your organization or community. We look forward to continuing this long standing tradition that builds bridges between our industry and the public.

A brief description of each category is listed below. Please take a few moments to nominate deserving individuals for the awards outlined. You may complete the form more than once if you have multiple nominations to submit. The form can be accessed here:

Thank you for taking the time to help honor so many deserving individuals.

Industry Person of the Year Award      

Award is presented to a member of the Nebraska Agri-Business Association that has made contributions to the industry. The individual has shown leadership, innovative ideas and practices and civic involvement in the agri-business profession. The winner must be with their current employer for two years and be a member of the association.

Industry Partner Award

The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated leadership, professionalism and creativity in strengthening agriculture in Nebraska. An eligible individual does not need to be a member of the association. Nominees may be recognized for their contributions in education, communication, stewardship, government affairs or other areas that affect the agricultural industry in Nebraska.

Extra STEP Award      

Sponsored by the Mid America CropLife Association, the award is given to an individual who has gone above and beyond the requirements of Nebraska and federal law to ensure good stewardship in their community.

Award of Industry Distinction    

Presented to an individual who has contributed to both agriculture and the Nebraska Agri-Business Association over the lifetime of their career. The individual demonstrates leadership and a willingness to give back to their profession and the agriculture industry. Not necessarily awarded annually, this award is reserved for the most deserving individuals.