LINCOLN, NEB. – Tim Gragert of Creighton has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau – PAC (NEFB-PAC), Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Gragert is seeking to represent District 40 in the Nebraska Legislature.

“Tim Gragert has a proven track record of service to his community. Whether through his 40 years of military service, 25 years as a member of the Creighton Volunteer Fire Department, or 12 years serving on the Creighton Public School Board, he has a long history of public service,” said Mark McHargue of Central City, chairman of NEFB-PAC and first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau. “We are happy to lend him our support as he seeks to represent and provide a voice for the people of District 40 in the Nebraska Legislature.”

According to McHargue, Gragert earned the “Friend of Agriculture” designation for his understanding of the importance of agriculture and his desire to be a voice for agriculture in Lincoln.

“As a life-long resident of District 40, Tim understands how important agriculture is to his District and to our state. He’s made it clear that he will fight to lower property taxes which have been a major issue, not just for farmers and ranchers, but for all property owners across our state. We are pleased to count Tim Gragert among those who have received our “Friend of Agriculture” designation,” 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.