PRESS RELEASE: Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information,
contact ICON Executive Director Destry Brown, 308-458-2244,
or ICON president
David Wright, 402-929-0339, or Communications Director Linda Wuebben, 402-357-3778.
ICON Awards 2010 Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship
Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) announce the awarding of their annual Jim Hanna Memorial
Scholarship to Megan Hanna of Thedford, NE.
As a director for Independent
Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON), Jim Hanna worked tirelessly to further the causes
he believed in. This scholarship recognizes his relentless dedication to the cattle
industry he loved. One of those causes was ICON. Hanna wrote policy, attended
legislative hearings, testified on issues important to Nebraska's cattle industry,
co-chaired the annual convention, and was an inspiration to the board and to all
who knew him. He felt that one man could make a difference and that it was every
man's duty to step up and be involved. His passing has left a hole in ICON which
is not easily filled.
It is with great pride the ICON organization awards this
year's scholarship to Jim's daughter Megan who graduated from Thedford High School
and was the valedictorian of her senior class. She plans to attend Doane College
and although she is undecided about the direction her future holds, she is interested
in pre-med and psychology.
ICON is also reminding Nebraska cattlemen from
one end of the state to the other they are sponsoring a bus trip to the USDA/DOJ
Workshop in Ft. Collins, CO, on August 27, 2010. The bus ride will be free thanks
to ICON and several sponsors and the deadline to sign up for the tour is August
6th. A block of 20 rooms at a rate of $79 for two double beds have been reserved
at the Best Western University Inn which is directly across the street from Colorado
State University where the workshop for the Livestock Industry is being held.
"Producers showing up in large numbers at the workshop will send a clear
message to our government that there is a problem with the current market practices
and it needs to be fixed," said ICON Executive Director Destry Brown. "This
is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We must make whatever sacrifice is necessary
to be at this workshop, the future of our industry depends on our participation."
For more info on rooms and to reserve your seat on the bus please call Destry
Brown at 308-458-2244.
Cattlemen of Nebraska
"Solid as a windmill. Always working for the independent