This month's Combine Sponsor of the Month is the Nebraska Farm Bureau. As a grassroots farm organization, the Nebraska Farm Bureau works to enrich the lives of Nebraska farm and ranch families and enhance Nebraska agriculture through meaningful advocacy, education, and leadership development.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is the face of Nebraska agriculture with more than 58,000 member families. The County Farm Bureaus make it possible for them to reach, respond to, and advocate for their members, wherever they live in Nebraska. They are the leading agriculture advocacy organization that represents the values Nebraskans embody: dedication to hard work, passion for the land, and character rooted in faith and family.
The mission of the organization is to enrich the lives of Nebraska farm and ranch families and enhance Nebraska agriculture through meaningful advocacy, education, and leadership development. As shown in the graphic below, the mission statement's three categories equate to making a difference by advocating, building a future with the foundation, and enjoying the benefits of membership.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau's members are people like the Lechtenberg Family.
The Lechtenberg family is a part of Northview Family Farms, a commercial hay company that ships hay to anywhere in the lower 48 states.
Kyle and Tiffany are involved in their County Farm Bureau and were appointed to the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee in 2019.
“I'm Farm Bureau proud because I've found an organization where not only can farmers and ranchers be United, but that they can find support in an organization that has a voice. We all have different challenges. We all grow different crops and raise different types of animals. But at the end of the day, we all face the same challenges. We're all in this together,” Tiffany said.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau's sponsorship is evidence of the Farm Bureau's support of the diverse agriculture industries, innovation, and the future of Nebraska's agriculture.
"One of the reasons Nebraska Farm Bureau is involved in The Combine is because we see future of agriculture being developed out of The Combine, especially with their special interest in agtech and technology because that's truly the future of ag."
- Mark McHargue, Acting President of Nebraska Farm Bureau
The Combine and companies within the incubator program express their gratitude to the Nebraska Farm Bureau for their support and resources. We look forward to all the exciting things yet to come from this partnership!
What is The Combine?
Invest Nebraska’s Combine Incubator is a statewide initiative focused on supporting high-growth agri-food entrepreneurs through mentoring, commercialization support, physical incubation space on Nebraska's Innovation Campus, and a network of supporting farmers and ranchers across the state. Invest Nebraska is a private, non-profit statewide venture development organization focused on high-growth companies in Nebraska and growing the state’s entrepreneurial economy. Invest Nebraska works directly with entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies to help commercialize their technologies, launch and grow new businesses, and access needed capital.