Nebraska Senator Johanns tours Arbor Day Farm

Mar 30 by in General, Greenhouse, Hazelnuts, Trees tagged , , , , with 1 comment


Nebraska City, Neb. (March 30, 2012) – Senator Mike Johanns toured Arbor Day Farm Friday morning and was the keynote speaker for the American Agri-Women mid-year meeting, hosted at Lied Lodge & Conference Center March 29-April 1.

Senator Johanns tours Arbor Day Farm greenhouse, Nebraska City, NE

Senator Mike Johanns (right) discusses the Arbor Day Foundation’s hybrid hazelnut program with Doug Farrar (left), Vice President of Arbor Day Farm, and Nursery Manager Adam Howard.

Senator Johanns and his staff members toured the Tree Adventure attraction at Arbor Day Farm, the greenhouse and hazelnut growing facilities, and even worked alongside crew members as they packed tree seedlings to be mailed to Arbor Day Foundation members.

Later, Senator Johanns addressed a group of 50 women gathered for the opening ceremonies of the American Agri-Women mid-year meeting. The group has 50 state and commodity affiliate organizations as well as individual members throughout the country, representing tens of thousands of women involved in agriculture.

“It’s an honor to have Senator Johanns visit today and see firsthand our role in Nebraska agriculture and tourism,” said Arbor Day Farm Vice President Doug Farrar. “We appreciate his ongoing support on legislation that benefits conservation and delivers long-term sustainable solutions.”

Senator Mike Johanns packs trees at Arbor Day Farm, Nebraska City, NE

Senator Mike Johanns takes a turn at packaging tree seedlings at Arbor Day Farm during a visit this week. Nebraska City, NE

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