Nominate Your Friends and Family for the Super Fair 2017 VIP Awards!
Recipients of the following awards will be recognized on August 3rd at the Super Fair VIP Luncheon.
Lancaster County Ag Society Hall of Fame
At the 2010 Super Fair, the Lancaster County Agricultural Society unveiled a new Ag Society Hall of Fame located in the Lancaster Event Center Bristol Windows Business Center. This wall formally recognizes those individuals who have dedicated time and effort to the Lancaster County Agricultural Society beyond the normal volunteer hours and have made significant contributions to the establishment, development, advancement, or improvement of the Lancaster County Super Fair. Inductees to date include: Lorene Bartos, Gordon Chapelle, Rod Hollman, Larry Hudkins, Franklyn Manning, and Charlie Willnerd. Please nominate a person who is deserving of this honor. Nomination forms are due by May 1. Completed here.
Nebraska Pioneer and Heritage Farm Awards
For over a half century, AKSARBEN Foundation has teamed up with the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers to present the Pioneer Farm Award, recognizing Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land in the same family for 100 years or more. More recently, AKSARBEN Foundation and the Nebraska Farm Bureau have announced the Heritage Farm Award, which recognizes Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land within the same family for 150 years. To date, more than 9,000 families in all 93 counties have been honored. Recipients are presented a plaque and gatepost marker during the annual county fair in which the land is owned. Nomination forms are due by April 21 and can be found here!
Good Neighbor Award
Since 1943, the AKSARBEN Foundation Good Neighbor Award has been recognizing unselfish acts of kindness across the Heartland. The award pays tribute to the neighbors and friends who go above and beyond to make the Heartland a better place. The good deeds range in size and scope but impact those served equally. Recipients will also be
recognized in a special feature of the Omaha World-Herald Sunday newspaper. Nominations are invited from community groups or individuals and should cover an outstanding deed or service performed without thought of personal gain, monetary value or mercenary objective during the past year. Nomination forms are due by May 1 and can be found here!