Super Fair 2019 VIP Awards

Nominate Your Friends and Family for the Super Fair 2019 VIP Awards!

Recipients of the following awards will be recognized on August 1st at the Super Fair VIP Luncheon.

Lancaster County Ag Society Hall of Fame

At the 2010 Super Fair, the Lancaster County Agricultural Society unveiled the new Ag Society Hall of Fame located in the Business Center of the Lancaster Event 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: Gordon Chapelle, Larry Hudkins, Franklyn Manning, Charlie Willnerd, Lorene Bartos, Rod Hollman, Don & Noreen Crawford, Larry Pershing, Bernie Heier, Dick Confer, Ted & Alice Doane, Chet Hill, Dwayne & Joan Wittstruck, Gary Bergman, Joe Hampton, Harry Muhlbach, Jim Countryman, Ron Snover, Marty Cruickshank, and Alan Wood. Please nominate a person who is deserving of this honor. Nomination forms are due by May 1 and submitted here.

Nebraska Pioneer & 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 30 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 31 and can be found here!