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Industry Awards

Industry Award Nominations, and NEW Applicator of the Year 

The Nebraska Agri-Business Association has recognized individuals who make a difference in the fertilizer and crop protection industry for over 35 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 Kearney. 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.

Please submit nominees by December 10.

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.

Association 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 to education, communication, stewardship, government affairs, or other areas that affect the agricultural industry in Nebraska.

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.

Applicator of the Year – This award recognizes a commercial fertilizer or pesticide applicator employed by a member company of the Nebraska Agri-Business Association. Nominees have provided outstanding service to their customers, ensure good stewardship in their community and shown exceptional leadership through mentoring or training.