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What a joy it is to be here tonight to celebrate the achievements of these wonderful new additions to the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement. It seems as if all of the speaking I’ve done lately has been on the very difficult subject of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ budget cuts, so troubling to all of us who care about Nebraska. So it’s a real treat to have this opportunity to instead focus on the highly pleasant business of recognizing people so deserving of this high honor. I can think of few experiences more gratifying than those in which we get to say heartfelt “well-done and thank you” to people who make significant contributions to the world around them by the way they live their lives and by the places they choose to put their talents and energies to work.