OAB Newsletter 1-2015

Monday, January 26, 2015
11:30-12:00 Networking
12:00-1:00 Luncheon
Anthony’s Steak House
72nd & F Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
$15.00 at the door
Speaker: Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild
Kimmel Education Center
Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild will discuss the Kimmel Education Center’s services, history, contributions
to agriculture, and women in agriculture. Dr. Connie is an Innovation coach, consultant and educator
who develops customized, research-based workshops and seminars for businesses and
organizations. She has a rare blend of expertise in the areas of natural resources, agriculture, and
leadership that provide her with a unique perspective of what it means to be entrepreneurial in an
era of globalization where knowledge, networks, social responsibility, change, and innovation are
vital components of successful individuals, organizations, and communities.
RSVP BY THURSDAY January 22, 2015
News and Upcoming Events:
A Message from President Elect 2015, Scott Henrichsen: I want to start off by wishing
everyone a Happy New Year and best wishes to you and yours in 2015. I also want to thank the
Omaha Agri-Business Club Board for giving me the opportunity to lead the organization in 2015 as
President. I am honored to have this opportunity and plan to continue the good work by past
President, Brent Pohlman, and past President’s before him. On behalf of the entire organization, I
want to take a moment to thank Brent for his services last year as President.
Our 2015 goals continue to be allowing individuals interested in the region’s agriculture to meet,
network and socialize together at our monthly luncheons. We would like to continue to grow in order
to support the agricultural groups in Nebraska and raise Ag awareness throughout the Midwest.
In 2015, we are lining up a power packed group of speakers, starting with Dr. Connie Reimers – Hild
from the Kimmel Education and Research Center in Nebraska City. Our year will be highlighted by
Mr. Mike Johanns as our keynote speaker at our banquet in March. More details about our upcoming
speakers will be available in the newsletters to come.
Thank you for your support and continued membership.
A Message from 2014 President, Brent Pohlman: Thank you for your support in 2014! The
Omaha Agri-Business Club is a unique group of professionals from a wide array of professions. It was
really exciting to see so many new faces and familiar faces at each meeting. 2015 looks to be a great
year of speakers and I look forward to staying involved and continuing to support such a great group
of people. Thanks, again, for letting me serve the group as your President in 2014.
Looking Back: December 15, 2014 – Thank you to all of you who attended last month’s
meeting. Alan Stephens gave an excellent presentation on The Maschhoffs, the largest family owned
pig production company in the US. He discussed their expansion and opportunities for local farmers in
their “Production Partner” model to build, own, and manage their own facilities that the Maschhoffs
provide and feed pigs for. We also had holiday drawing and a lot of our members received a lot of nice
gifts. A big thank you to those who donated gifts for our drawings!
OAB Ag Leadership Award Nominations: Attached to your email with our newsletter this
month is a nomination form for our Ag Leadership Award that we give out at our banquet in March.
Please take some time to think about someone you may want to nominate for this award and send
the filled out form to Jerry Warner at [email protected] or mail it to him at the address
Jerry Warner
5025 S 184th Plaza
Omaha, NE 68135
Ad Campaign & Membership Update: We received 24 sponsorships for 2015! Thank you to
all of those who are sponsoring our club this year. We really appreciate your support. The new
banner with your logos will be at our January meeting and see the flyer attached to next month’s
newsletter for all of our new sponsors this year! Thank you, again, for all of your support. We would
not be able to support the groups we support without your help.
Also, below is a list of people who have paid their dues for 2015. If you have not paid your dues and
would like to continue being a member and receiving correspondence from us, you can pay at any of
our meetings or go online to www.agbusinessomaha.com/pay. Thank you to those below who have
Steven Allely
Art Armbrust
Bud Beedle
Larry Beiermann
Eddie Biwer
Daniel Boehle
Paul Brown
Doug Carr
Richard Chaille
Lindsay Chichester
Carrie Duffy
Rex Eberspacher
David Ellis
Philip Erdman
Walt Ernesti
Brett Frevert
Milt Fricke
Sterling Greni
Brian Gross
Terry Hejny
Jim Herzog
Don Hickman
Willow Holoubek
Jim Honz
Nathan Jantzi
Harold Johnson
Jolanda Junge
Andy Karl
Deanna Karmazin
Michael Krause
Butch Lindley
Jamie Linn
Joe Mancuso
Bob Mancuso
Brian Mueller
Mike Pallas
Alan Penner
Brent Pohlman
Bill Pullen
Richard Raasch
Jeremy Reineke
Marty Sampson
Daniel Schram
Bob Schwertley
Gene Selk
Alan Stephens
Monte Stauffer
Michelle Thornburg
Ryan Torpy
Jerry Warner
Nick Warner
Jeff Wiepen
Jeanene Wehrbein
Roger Wehrbein
Bernie Winter
Doyle Wolverton
Mark Your Calendars: Our February meeting will be held at Anthony’s Steakhouse on February
23, 2015. We hope to see you there!
Bring a Friend/Invite a Friend to Join
Please introduce yourself if you see a new face.
Questions? — Talk to Ken Pohlman, Recruitment Chairperson (402-334-7770)
FACEBOOK— We are on Facebook! Be sure join our Fan Page!
Scott Henrichsen
Hertz Farm Management
Dennis Cihacek
Great Harvest Bread Company
Lauren Albert
Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
Brent Pohlman
Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
Brent Pohlman
Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
Ken Pohlman
Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
Art Armbrust
Armbrust Kennels
Dennis Cihacek
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Harold Johnson
NP Dodge
Jeff Hoffman
Frankel Zacharia LLC
Jerry Warner
Farmers National Co.
Eddie Biwer
Gary France
Wells Fargo
Mike Krause
Hertz Farm Management
Stan Lierz
Hertz Farm Management
Milt Fricke
Fricke, Inc.
Roger Wehrbein
R. W. Cattle Company
Doug Carr
Snitily Carr
Dick Raasch
Raasch Financial
Robert Mancuso, Jr.
Triumph of Ag Expo
Nick Warner
E4 Sons
Matt Gunderson
Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben
Brent Pohlman
Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
Omaha Agri-Business Club
13611 B Street
Omaha, NE 68144