LINCOLN, NEB. – Ben Hansen of Blair has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau – PAC (NEFB-PAC), Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Hansen is seeking to represent District 16 in the Nebraska Legislature.

“Ben Hansen is a small business owner and a community leader. During his service on the Blair City Council he has worked to control city spending and hold the line on taxes. He’s made it clear that he will bring the same conservative, common sense approach to the Nebraska Legislature,” said Mark McHargue of Central City, chairman of NEFB-PAC and first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.

According to McHargue, Hansen not only understands the connection between agriculture and rural communities, but the importance of both to Nebraska’s broader economy.

“As a small business owner in a rural community, he knows how important agriculture is locally and to the state’s economy. As a member of the board of directors for the Blair Area Chamber of Commerce, the Blair Community School Foundation board of directors, and Blair Lions Club, he’s worked with a variety of interests. We need people who can bring that experience to the Legislature and we are proud to offer our support for Ben as he seeks the District 16 legislative seat,” said McHargue.

Nebraska Farm Bureau’s “Friend of Agriculture” designation is given to selected candidates for public office based on their commitment to and positions on agricultural issues, qualifications, previous experience, communication abilities, and their ability to represent their district. 

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 61,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.