Super Fair VIP Awards


The 2020 Lancaster County Super Fair will be held July 30–Aug. 8 at the Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock in Lincoln. Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards, which will be recognized at the VIP Luncheon on Thursday, July 30. All forms can be found at

At the 2020 Super Fair, the Lancaster County Agricultural Society unveiled an Ag Society Hall of Fame located in the Lancaster Event Center – Business Center. This wall formally recognizes those individuals who have dedicated time and effort to the Ag Society beyond the normal volunteer hours and have made significant contributions to the establishment, development, advancement or improvement of the Super Fair.

Inductees to date include: Lorene Bartos, Gary C. Bergman, Pam Branson, Gordon Chapelle, Dick Confer, Jim Countryman, Marty Cruickshank, Ted & Alice Doane, Joe Hampton, Chet Hill, Rod Hollman, Larry Hudkins, Franklyn Manning, Harry Muhlbach, Larry Pershing, Trudy Pedley, Ron Snover, Charlie Willnerd, Jay Wilkinson, Dwayne & Joan Wittstruck and Alan Wood. Nomination forms are due by April 16.

For over a half century, Aksarben Foundation has teamed up with Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers to present the Pioneer Farm Award, recognizing Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land in the same family for 100 years or more.

More recently, Aksarben Foundation and Nebraska Farm Bureau have announced the Heritage Farm Award, which recognizes Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land within the same family for 150 years.

To date, more than 9,000 families in all 93 counties have been honored. Recipients are presented a plaque and gatepost marker during the annual county fair in which the land is owned. Nomination forms are due by April 21.