Nominations Sought for 2019 AgCeptional Woman

Published on: April 24, 2019

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

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2019 AG-ceptional Woman of the Year Award, which will be presented during the 11th Annual AG-ceptional Women’s Conference on Friday, November 22, 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 11th 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.”

Shana Beattie, Sumner, was honored as the 2018 AG-ceptional Woman of the Year for her commitment to agriculture. She

Shana Beattie, of Sumner, shares a laugh with her husband, Bart, during the AG-ceptional Women’s Conference at Northeast Community College. She was named 2018 AG-ceptional Woman of the Year at the 10th annual conference. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

was nominated by Karen Grant, of Grant Family Farms of Meadow Grove, and a past AG-ceptional Woman recipient, who said Beattie “has such a passion for life, for her family and for agriculture in general.”

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; Anne Meis, Elgin, in 2016; and Liz Doerr, Creighton, in 2017.

The deadline for nominating the 2019 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.