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The Graze Master Group presents: 
Historic Roots for Agriculture’s Future

Wednesday and Thursday, June 28-29, 2023

Seward County Fairgrounds - Harvest Hall; Seward, Neb.

Wednesday, June 28:


8 to 9 a.m. Event doors open, exhibitor booths, and networking.


9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Welcome by Graze Master Group co-founders, Kerry Hoffschneider and Del Ficke.


9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Keynote speaker Nick Ward of Ward Laboratories presents, “Soil Health Assessment and Customizing Testing for your Farm and Ranch Needs.” 


10 to 10:15 a.m. Break 


10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Vance McCoy of Triple Creek Cover Crops out of Elsie, Neb. presents, “The Power of a Question – Changing Minds to Change the Future.” 


Travel to Ficke Cattle Co. 


Graze Master Burger lunch at Ficke Cattle Company.  Lunch presenter, Christopher Maronde of the Lutheran Institute of Regenerative Ag.  


1 to 3 p.m. Ficke Cattle Company regenerative farm and ranch tour – 873 182nd; Pleasant Dale, NE. 


3:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Brian Brhel regenerative farm and ranch tour – 481 140th; Denton, NE. 


6 to 7 p.m. Bottle Rocket Brewery social hour sponsored by Peterson Asset Protection Group and Diversified Brokerage Services. 


7 p.m. Dinner by Pizza Kitchen with evening speaker, Del Ficke of Ficke Cattle Company presenting, “Plan for Nothing Working out as Planned.” Sponsored by Peterson Asset Protection Group and Allianz. 


Thursday, June 29:


8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Event doors open, exhibitor booths, and networking. 


9a.m. to 9:15a.m. Kerry Hoffschneider presents the Nebraska Marine Daegan William-Tyeler Page Defending the Soil Memorial Award. 


9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Keynote address by Jason Mauck of Mauck Farms and owner/CEO of Munsee Meats, Inc. based out of Gaston, Ind.   


10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Break


11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Nate Belcher of Hybrid85 and the Cover Crop Exchange presents, “Conventional Corn, Unconventional methods.”


Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch by Main Street Market and presentation by Dr. Don Coulter:  Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology; Edna Ittner Chair of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Director, Pediatric Cancer Research Group – University of Nebraska Medical Center with Gary Peters – “Stronger, The Jacob Peters Story.” 


1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Jason Mauck’s presentation continued.  


2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Break  


2:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m. “Carbon Straight Talk” with Larry Hafer, Agoro Carbon National Sales Director.   


2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Jamie Gustafson, Ph.D. presents, “The Power of Management.”


3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Emily Estes, founder of Cultivated Legacy Consulting, presents, “Nourishing your Family and Business Legacy.”


4 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. Break


4:10 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kirk Peterson and Vance Heyer of Peterson Asset Protection Group present, “Securing your Future.” 


5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thank you and join us, Kerry Hoffschneider and Del Ficke. 

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