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The corn farmers of Nebraska look to the future with vision and investment in the many possibilities for new uses for corn. Corn is a sustainable crop used for feed, fuel, food and fiber and has a major role in our state’s economy and feeding a growing world. The organization to carry out this vision to create more demand for corn as a feed, fuel, food and fiber is the Nebraska Corn Board.
Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of 1862 on July 1, establishing the original Union Pacific Railroad. Ground was broken in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1863, though the first rail wasn’t laid until July 1865, three months after President Lincoln was assassinated. Seven years after the signing of the Pacific Railway Act, Lincoln's dream was a reality when the Transcontinental Railroad was completed.
The Missouri river, at 2,540 miles in length, is the longest river in the United States. It has played an important role in the discovery and expansion of our country to the West Coast, as well as to the discovery and expansion of Nebraska as a state.
The Krieger Family Foundation was established by Jim Krieger, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gallup and his wife, Penny in 2011. It focuses on the importance and relevancy of learning entrepreneurial skills, supporting and helping develop programs such as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Youth Development Program and the Lincoln Public Schools Entrepreneurship Focus Program.
Charlie Wright was born in 1932 and raised in Scottsbluff, where he graduated from high school in 1950. As a boy he climbed the CCC switchback trail to the top of Scotts Bluff, where he explored the area that Curly Hair, later known as the famous Oglala Lakota thunder dreamer, Crazy Horse, cried his vision quest.
Roland Temme, on the outside, looked like any other farm boy growing up on the plains of Nebraska. Even he didn’t know he would someday own a company with over two hundred and twenty employees, covering four city blocks and utilizing cutting-edge technology.
Established in 2002 as a charitable outreach organization, the TierOne Bank Foundation was based in Lincoln and enhanced community involvement of TierOne employees throughout the bank branch network in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. The organization supported employee community service by providing grants and economic support throughout the bank’s markets totaling nearly $3.5 Million.
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