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Northeast seeks Ag-ceptional Woman of the Year nominations

Northeast seeks Ag-ceptional Woman of the Year nominations

NORFOLK, NE – Each year, Northeast Community College recognizes the vital role that women play in agriculture and honors one individual each year during its AG-ceptional Women’s Conference.  

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2018 AG-ceptional Woman of the Year Award, which will be presented during the 10th Annual AG-ceptional Women’s Conference on Friday, November 16, in the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. The recipient will be featured in a video tribute sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.

Corinne Morris, dean of agriculture, math and science, said she looks forward to honoring all women in agriculture during the annual event.

“This will be our 10th annual conference and we expect it to be the best conference so far!  At Northeast Community College, we recognize the contributions women make as advocates for agriculture, in their own operations, and in their communities. They make a difference and we want to provide a day to educate, motivate and celebrate these special people. The AG-ceptional Woman of the Year Award draws attention to the importance of their role in agriculture. We encourage you to nominate a deserving woman in agriculture for this award.”

Liz Doerr, Creighton, was honored as the 2017 AG-ceptional Woman of the Year for her dedication, strength, skills, and impact on agriculture. She was nominated by several individuals, including her husband, Gary, who said his wife, “always has a very positive attitude and a smile on her face. She enjoys being a problem solver, and isn’t afraid to take on a challenge.”

Other past AG-ceptional Woman of the Year honorees include: Bonnie Schulz, Battle Creek, in 2010; Jan Miller, Belden, in 2011; Nancy Kirkholm, Homer, in 2012; Jan Frenzen, Fullerton, in 2013, Dawn Winkelbauer, Norfolk, in 2014, Karen Grant, Meadow Grove, in 2015, and Anne Meis, Elgin, in 2016.

The deadline for nominating the 2018 AG-ceptional Woman of the Year recipient is April 30. Nomination forms may be accessed at:

For additional information, contact Morris at (402) 844-7361.





Liz Doerr, of Creighton, speaks during the AG-ceptional Women’s Conference this past November at Northeast Community College after she was named 2017 AG-ceptional Woman of the Year at the conference. Nominations for the 2018 Ag-ceptional Woman of the Year are due April 30.