Ag Banquet

Members of the Agri-Business Council of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, celebrate northeast Nebraska’s #1 industry at their Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet each June.  The event recognizes producers in Madison, Antelope, Wayne, Pierce, Stanton, Boone and northern Platte counties for their contributions to the economic well-being of our communities.  The banquet emphasizes the link between business and agricultural communities.  Open to the public, tickets are available through the Norfolk Chamber office.  This annual event features a social hour, meal, and a keynote speaker.

The primary focus of this event is to recognize and award area youth with continuing agri-business education scholarships.  In the last four years, scholarships totaling $13,000 have been awarded to 18 deserving area high school seniors and college students.  Several deserving students, as well as the previous year’s Norfolk Beef Expo scholarship recipient, will be presented second semester scholarships towards furthering their ag-related education that evening.  It is the Council’s goal to continue growing this event in order to increase the number and dollar amounts of scholarships awarded.  Scholarship applications must be received at the Chamber office no later than April 12th for the 2019 event.

Awards will also be given to a farm family of the year and an ag business of the year, which are selected from nominations.  Please help us honor these deserving producers and businesses by submitting a Nomination Form to the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce no later than April 12, 2019.

Microsoft Word - 2015 Northeast Nebraska Ag Community Scholarshi

If you are interested in helping to sponsor this event, please submit the  Sponsorship Form with your payment to the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce no later than June 10, 2019 to be recognized in the banquet program.  This sponsorship form also offers the opportunity to sponsor the upcoming September 7-8, 2019 Norfolk Beef Expo.  A 10% incentive discount is offered if you choose to sponsor both events!

SAVE THE DATE!  The 5th Annual Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet will be at 5:30 p.m. on June 20, 2019 at the Madison County fairgrounds.

For more information about the Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet, contact the Chamber at 402-371-4862 or



Below are a few pictures from the 2016 Ag Appreciation Banquet: