Kari and Erik Hoegemeyer
Kari and Erik Hoegemeyer

Greetings from your College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) Alumni Association! I'm a 1999 graduate of the Department of Agricultural Economics and loved my time at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I often find myself back on campus recruiting new employees for our business, participating in a meeting or checking in on my dad who recently retired from teaching in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

I most recently have enjoyed being back on campus to participate in CASNR Alumni Advisory Board meetings, where I am proud to serve as the president of the board. As an organization, we strive to offer outstanding programming and networking opportunities each year. We are very proud to share some of the fantastic events happening in 2017.

Burr Fedde Reunion June 10, 2017 #BFFUNLTo start with, our banner event for the year is the Burr/Fedde & Friends Reunion on June 10, 2017. This one-day event is a fantastic opportunity to experience Burr and Fedde Halls one last time, get a sneak peek of the new residence hall on East Campus and connect with old and new friends. Tickets to this event are $100, which includes breakfast, East Campus tours, lunch, city campus events and a social hour and banquet at the Cornhusker Hotel. Come out, celebrate with friends and fellow alumni, and enjoy all the memories that truly form East Campus's DNA. For more details, please visit http://go.unl.edu/bffunl.

As many of you know, one of our primary purposes is to connect our alumni. On February 22 we held an alumni social at Thunderhead Brewing in Kearney.

Pizza and conversation were shared over stories of campus and laughter. Thank you to everyone who attended! Our next alumni social gathering will be held at Bolo Beer Co. in Valentine on May 17, 2017, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.. All are welcome to attend and we hope to see you there! And then before we know it, State Fair and Husker football will be here. See the calendar of events for a listing of the upcoming activities.

Last, our board would like to sincerely thank CASNR Dean Steve Waller for his many years of service to the college. Steve has been an outstanding advocate and leader in our organization, and his commitment to our State and University has been tremendous.

As always, thank you for all that you do for CASNR and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Please have a safe planting season and Go Big Red.

Erik Hoegemeyer
CASNR Alumni Association President