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Nebraska Lieutenant Governor salutes local farmers

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Young farmers and ranchers from all across Nebraska are in Norfolk this weekend to network and hear more about how their individual operations make a difference in consumerism.  The annual Nebraska Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference in being held at the Divots Conference Center.

Among the keynote speakers during the opening day of events Friday was Nebraska Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy who says he salutes those who have chosen to come back to their home area and make farming their way of life.  "There are not many other businesses in the country where somebody else determines the price of your product that  you are going to be selling.  And so, farming and ranching really is a way of life and we should be really proud of what these farmers and ranchers do," said Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy.

To get a first hand look at how their operations contribute to the consumer market, the young farmers and ranchers spent Friday afternoon touring area ag related businesses and industries.  Saturday's events will feature keynote speakers and breakout sessions that will help ag producers examine and face everyday challenges.  The conference also helps those who are new to the farming and ranching industry better understand their role explain what happens on the farm.  Organizers say more than 220 are attending the conference.

Besides his appearance in Norfolk Friday, Lt Governor Rick Sheehy will also be in another part of Northeast Nebraska this weekend.  Sheehy will be the featured speaker Sunday night at the Wayne Area Economic Development Chamber and Main Street Banquet, on the campus of Wayne State College.   The event begins at 6:30pm

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