The Hall County Agricultural Committee’s focus is on educating youth on the importance of agriculture, through agricultural awareness and educational events. We also want to thank our farmers, ranchers, and producers for their continued commitment to agriculture.
The Agricultural Committee contacts businesses annually and requests investment in our events by being a Corporate Sponsor. Your $300 investment funds these programs and brings awareness of your support of the ag industry. Your business is recognized in many ways at our events including your name on all printed material at these ag events and during presentations.
Some of the programs the Agricultural Committee works on throughout the year are highlighted below.
Local High School Scholarships –Your sponsorship provides two $500 scholarships for Hall County students pursuing post-secondary education in various areas of agriculture. The scholarships are traditionally awarded at the Ag Appreciation event held during the Hall County Fair.
Ag Day – Nearly 900 4th grade students from Grand Island and surrounding schools enjoy hands-on educational experiences and demonstrations about the world of ag and livestock production. Ag Day helps bridge the gap between our urban and rural communities and illustrates the linkage between ag products and the businesses that make the products. In 2021 the Ag Committee and Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom created a virtual Ag Day that consisted of short video series along with a fun interactive review game to test the students’ knowledge. Students learned about crop production and each classroom received a toolkit with supplies for hands-on activities.
Ag Appreciation Event – To thank producers for contributing to the economic vitality of our area, the Corporate Sponsors host 500 area farmers, ranchers, and 4-H families for a casual meal during the Hall County Fair. This is our way to thank the producers for the contributions they make to the economic vitality of the area. For 2021 we plan to have the event and will adapt to a different plan as needed, based on the current conditions of the pandemic.
Little Feet on the Farm – Over 750 children and families participate in Little Feet on the Farm at the Hall County Fair. Youth spend “Time on the Farm” interacting at various farming stations, traveling to the “Tractor Lot” to fuel their pedal tractor, and visiting the “Grocery Store” to restock the shelves with the products collected on the farm. These activities highlight a “Field to Fork” concept. For 2021 we plan to have the event at the Hall County Fair. We will adapt to a different plan as needed, based on the current conditions of the pandemic.
Agriculture is a staple of the Grand Island area and our community is fortunate to be the home of the Nebraska State Fair, Hall County Fair, Husker Harvest Days, national livestock shows, AKSARBEN Stock Show, and the Nebraska State 4-H Horse Show. Grand Island is very excited to showcase our community and the state in this fashion.
The Agricultural Committee appreciates your support! To ensure your company’s name is included on all promotional material, please submit sponsorship funds by February 15th of the current year.
Make Checks Payable To: Hall County Agricultural Committee
Annette Schimmer, Treasurer
Phone: (308) 379-7191
Hall County Agricultural Committee
PO Box 671
Grand Island, NE 68802-0671