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Harvest dinner shows impact of agriculture in Hastings area

Harvest dinner shows impact of agriculture in Hastings area. (NTV News)

A record crowd raised a record amount for Nebraska's future leaders in agriculture.

The 40th annual Ag Appreciation Barbecue put on by the Hastings Chamber of Commerce attracted around 800 people Thursday night, and brought in around $1,800 to support youth.

That includes money to send 4-H kids to camp and it funds scholarships for those going off to college to study agriculture.

FFA members say they appreciate the support.

Luke Krabel of Adams Central said, "Very optimistic just to see how much support there is for organizations like us and also for the agricultural industry. You don't realize how many people are tied to it and how many people are involved with it until you come to an event like this."

This year they honored Larry Meyer who recently retired from Equalizer Midwest with the "Aggie Award."

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