By Chadron Chamber of Commerce
2022 will bring a significant change to the Chadron Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Ag Appreciation Banquet.
For the past several years the event, which honors northwest Nebraska’s agriculture producers, has been held at the Assumption arena in mid-January. For 2022, the banquet will be held on May 20 at the Dawes County Fair Grounds.
“Following discussions with local health officials, the planning committee decided to reschedule the event to a date and location that would offer better opportunities to be in a more open area” stated Gabby Michna, Chadron Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “Along with the current COVID situation, weather has often limited attendance. Several options, dates and locations were considered with May and the fairgrounds being the most popular choice”.
Each year local businesses come together to provide a meal and tokens of appreciation to area farmers and ranchers as a thanks you for supporting businesses in the Chadron area. According to Don Hulls, who started the banquet “Agriculture drives the economy in Chadron and the business owners want to continue to make sure our producers are recognized for their support”.
Additional details will be provided once the plans have been finalized and invitations will be sent out in April. Questions should be directed to the Chamber office at 308-432-4401 or [email protected].