Governor Ricketts To Visit Wakefield Next Week

Governor Ricketts To Visit Wakefield Next Week
Photo Courtesy State of Nebraska

WAKEFIELD – Three days of activities have been planned for Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach, including a visit to Wakefield.

National Ag Week will be celebrated Sunday, March 19 – Saturday, March 25 across Nebraska. Monday afternoon, the office of Pete Ricketts announced the Governor and agriculture industry representatives will visit several Nebraska communities during March 21-23. They include Ainsworth, Auburn, Fremont, Friend, Grand Island, Omaha, Plattsmouth, Scottsbluff, Wakefield and West Point.

RSVP is not required, but appreciated. To RSVP to attend any of the events (unless noted), email  In the email please include:  the location you are submitting the RSVP for, and all names / affiliations for all parties attending.

The public is invited to attend many of the events. Private events are indicated below.

Tuesday, March 21st

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.          Fremont Chamber Agriculture Awards Luncheon

Fremont Golf Club – 2710 N. Somers Ave., Fremont, NE

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.                       Tour of Diamond 6 Feeders 

Diamond 6 feeders – 294 18th Rd., West Point, NE

 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.                       Tour of Wakefield Farms, LLP

Wakefield Farms, LLP – 86051 588th Ave, Emerson NE

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.                       National Ag Day Celebration Dinner

Wakefield Legion Hall -211 Main Street, Wakefield, NE

 Wednesday, March 22nd

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.                     Tour of Beel Ranch

Beel Ranch – 41347 Beel Lane, Johnstown, NE

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.       Luncheon Event  

Mountain Time                          The Flight Deck, 250023 Airport Terminal St., Scottsbluff, NE

3:30-4:30 p.m.                          Raising Nebraska Open House

Raising Nebraska, S Locust St. & State Fair Boulevard, Grand Island, NE

 Thursday, March 23rd

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.                     Pork and Poultry Industry Breakfast

                                                          Pour House, 511 2nd St., Friend, NE

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.          Auburn FFA Tour and Town Hall Student Luncheon

                                                          (PRIVATE EVENT)

 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.                       Tour of Midwest Hop Producers

18003 Club View Drive, Plattsmouth, NE

 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.                       Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Ag Week                                                                                                                                                    

Upstream Brewing Company, 514 S. 11th Street, Omaha, NE

RSVP required as space is limited.  Please RSVP directly to:



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