This project has earned broad grassroots support from diverse leaders across the North Platte community, Nebraska agriculture and beyond.  

Agriculture Development

“The center will allow us to facilitate larger attendance further west in Nebraska than what is available to us today. We ask you to support the new multi-purpose center, thereby supporting Nebraska’s beef cattle producers.”

Pete McClymont

Nebraska Cattlemen

“Agriculture is essential to Nebraska’s economy. Education, outreach and resources are needed to continuously develop farmer-leaders. We support the Linco Ag & Education Center, a facility that will play a role in hosting the community and industry partners.”

Kelly Brunkhorst

Nebraska Corn Board

“We would like to consider the Linco Ag & Education Center as an event location. We are eager to give our participants a new location to look forward to for competitions. Please support the Linco Ag & Education Center and give us the chance to host events in North Platte.”

Amanda Sparr

Nebraska Affiliate Foundation Quarter Horse Registry

“The Linco Ag & Education Center will serve as an agricultural hub in the region. The facilities will be a welcome resource for our area producers. I strongly support the new facility.”

Al Juhnke

Nebraska Pork Producers Association

“We have reviewed the floor plans for the Linco Ag & Education Center, and it would be a great location for a ranch sorting national championships (RSNC) event. We support the plans for the new facility with the hopes that we can host events there in the future.”

Cassandra Chism

Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championships

Education & Youth Engagement

“We wholeheartedly support the new Linco Ag & Education Center and look forward to utilizing it. The expansion will allow us to expand our educational offerings.”

Connie Moore

Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers Association

“I look forward to utilizing the Linco Ag & Education Center as a regional event location for engagement between many different private and public agencies in the ag industry. Clearly, it will also be an exceptional location for 4-H and Extension education.”

Brian Cox

UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

“This new facility, once developed, can be considered as a potential location for the various community outreach programs and services offered by our agency.”

Julie Geiser

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

“The North Platte Public School District is supportive of the Lincoln County Ag Society’s efforts to develop a multi-faceted facility at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. We have a very involved agriculture community that is supportive of having this type of facility in place for a multitude of events that occur in the North Platte community.”

Ron Hanson

North Platte Public Schools

Economic & Community Advancement

“The events I could host at this facility will bring in over 2,000 people per year. Not only does this facility support the culture and passions of the rodeo community, it will provide excellent entertainment for the region, becoming a true economic driver.”

Kristi L. Chessmore

Owner of Hay & Stuff, LLC

“Kearney has benefited from the facilities at our fairgrounds, which hosts many multi-state, state and local events. North Platte’s location is ideal for attracting many similar events. This location would be appealing tor regional agriculture and cultural events, attracting people from Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and Kansas.”

Brent Plugge

Buffalo County Extension Educator

“Every year, we conduct competitions with clinics throughout Nebraska. These events are three to four days long and have approximately 100 attendees. I would welcome the opportunity to contract with the facility when it is completed. There are very few indoor arenas we can utilize, and the location in North Platte off I-80 is ideal.”

Alyssa Kracke

Nebraska Ranch Horse Association

“As active members of the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, we enthusiastically support the new Linco Ag & Education Center, and we hope you will too… We are also members of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse, an all-volunteer organization… [Linco would provide] a place for more education and practice on search and rescue techniques.”

Tom & Lea Anne Ottis

Lincoln County Residents

“How exciting! Finally, an all-season facility for livestock events. This new indoor facility would add much needed life to the Lincoln County and North Platte economies.”

Gayle White

Lincoln County Resident

“North Platte is the center of a vast Sandhills region, so it becomes the logical community to host multiple events throughout the year. This will be a great asset for the Chamber and Development Corporation in our community, as well as economic development efforts to grow North Platte and Lincoln County and build our economy.”

Gary Person

North Platte Area Chamber Development