Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet

Members of the Agri-Business Council of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, celebrate northeast Nebraska’s #1 industry at their annual Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet each June.

The event recognizes area producers and ag business in Madison, Antelope, Wayne, Pierce, Stanton, Boone and northern Platte counties for their contributions to the economic well-being of our communities. The banquet emphasizes the link between the business and agricultural communities. Open to the public, tickets are available through the Norfolk Chamber office. This annual event features a social hour, dinner, and a keynote speaker.

The primary focus of this event is to recognize and award area youth with continuing agri-business education scholarships. In the last four years, scholarships totaling $13,000 have been awarded to 18 deserving area high school seniors and college students. Several deserving students, as well as the previous year’s Norfolk Beef Expo scholarship recipient, will be presented scholarships towards furthering their ag-related education that evening. It is the Council’s goal to continue growing this event in order to increase the number and dollar amounts of scholarships awarded. 

Awards will also be given to an area farm family/producer of the year and an area ag business of the year, which are selected from nominations. 

The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce and Agri-Business Council are happy to welcome University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Director, Bill Moos, as a special/guest speaker for this year’s 5th Annual Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet. 

Shana Beattie, 2018 Ag-Ceptional Woman of the Year, will also be a featured speaker at this year’s event. Click HERE to learn more about Beattie and her contributions to Nebraska agriculture

If you are interested in helping to sponsor this event, download an Ag Council Sponsorship Form. Please submit the sponsorship form to sponsor the upcoming September 7-8 Norfolk Beef Expo, no later than June 7th 2019 to be recognized in the program. A 10% incentive discount is offered if you choose to sponsor both events!

The 5th Annual Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet will be at 5:30 pm, June 20, 2019 at the Madison County fairgrounds. Get your tickets TODAY – $30 through June 7th – $35 after June 7th. 

For more information about the Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet, contact the Chamber at 402-371-4862 or

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