Kathy's Commentary: Don't miss this year's final event

Last event of the year at Quarry OaksAs our children go back to school and cooler temps arrive, summer seems to be coming to a close. It is amazing how quickly the year is flying by. NGIA will hold its final 2014 event: The Hackers & Snackers Golf Extravaganza. This great event will be held on Sept. 24 at Quarry Oaks.  A 10 a.m. shotgun start will allow everyone to arrive the day of the outing; play one of Nebraska’s finest courses; visit with peers, competitors and friends; enjoy some of Nebraska’s finest beef; and head back home before 5 p.m.  The outing will feature a couple hands of NGIA-Style Texas Hold ’Em, a Par 3 Mini Tournament where proceeds go toward scholarships, and a chipping contest that allows each and every golfer to compete for cash. We encourage you to join us for this fun-filled day!

Our Annual Conference and the Legislative Reception & Dinner will be held at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln on Jan. 22, 2015. The Annual Conference will begin with an informal lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by nationally known speakers on topics of interest to all businesses. The Legislative Reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature former University of Nebraska at Lincoln Cornhusker football and volleyball players. State senators will be invited to attend, which will give our members an opportunity to visit with their representatives about issues of importance to our industry.

Two great events wrapped into one day!  Mark your calendar and plan to attend.


Kathy Siefken
Executive Director
Nebraska Grocery Industry Association


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The farm and ranch families represented by Nebraska Farm Bureau are proud sponsors of the Farmer Goes to Market program. We take great pride in supporting Nebraska's agricultural foundation. A key part of that effort is to make sure we produce safe and affordable food. This newsletter is an important part of our effort to connect the two most important parts of the food chain -- the farmer and the grocer -- with the goal of increasing consumer awareness and information about how their food is raised in Nebraska.

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The Nebraska Grocery Industry Association was formed in 1903 by a group of Omaha grocery store owners, wholesalers and vendors to allow them to promote independent food merchants and members of the food industry, and to promote education and cooperation among its membership. NGIA continues to represent grocery store owners and operators, along with wholesalers and vendors located throughout Nebraska, by promoting their success through proactive government relations, innovative solutions and quality services. NGIA offers efficient and economical programs. NGIA also lobbies on both a state and national level, ensuring that the voice of the food industry in Nebraska is heard by our representatives.

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The Nebraska Corn Board, on behalf of 23,000 corn farmers in Nebraska, invests in market development, research, promotion and education of corn and value-added products. The board aims to work closely with the farmer-to-consumer food chain, to educate everyone about the role corn has in our everyday healthy lives. The Nebraska Corn Board is proud to sponsor the Farmer Goes to Market program to help bring its mission of expanding demand and value of Nebraska corn to the consumer, through the strongest touch point in that chain: the Nebraska retail grocer.