Chamber Announces 2019 Excellence in Ag Winners

FREMONT –  The Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce’s Agricultural Business and Natural Resources Council is pleased to announce the three honorees for the 2019 Excellence in Agriculture Awards Luncheon. This year’s winners are:

  • Western Integrated Seed – 2019 Ag Business of the Year
  • Merritt Trailers – 2019 Ag Innovator of the Year
  • Chvatal Family –  2019 Farm Family of the Year

The Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Fremont Golf Club. The luncheon keynote speaker will be Mike Boehm.

Boehm joined the University of Nebraska for the dual role of Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and vice president for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska system on January 1, 2017. Prior to serving in this role, Boehm was professor of plant pathology and vice provost for academic and strategic planning at The Ohio State University. He is widely published, holds five U.S. and 15 international patents related to his work on the biocontrol of Fusarium head blight, and has secured significant external funding in support of his personal research. In 2013, Boehm was president of the American Phytopathological Society, the world’s leading scientific organization for plant pathology.

To purchase tickets to attend the Excellence in Agriculture Awards Luncheon please visit the Chamber website at or call 402-721-2641.