The Sower: Much to celebrate!

The Sower: Much to celebrate!

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Burr Fedde Reunion

Greetings from the CASNR Alumni Association! I hope this fall has been a safe and abundant one for you and your loved ones. It is my pleasure again to write to you on behalf of our College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources Alumni Association.

These continue to be exciting times for the college. I would like to congratulate our newest CASNR graduates and CASNR Alumni Association members. This past cycle — combining December, May and August graduates — had the largest number of graduating students in our history. These positive numbers are possible thanks to our outstanding faculty, alumni and supporters.

What a summer in Lincoln!

Erik Hoegemeyer
Erik Hoegemeyer

Besides the once-in-a-generation Eclipse, we also witnessed another generational defining event: the Burr-Fedde and Friends Reunion.

This was a fantastic celebration that reunited former classmates and introduced many generations of East Campus residents to one another. While it is always sad to see proud remnants of the past go, it is equally as exciting to see the new, gorgeous Massengale Residential Center open and witness the installation of more bricks in the Legacy Courtyard. Thank you again to everyone who has purchased a brick. This is a great way to leave your mark on East Campus, and it is our association's number one fundraiser. The funds go towards scholarships for outstanding CASNR incoming students and other programs that help to ensure future success for our college.

In addition, we would like to thank all of the CASNR alumni who have come out to socialize at our events during the past year. We had a great time at Bolo Brewing in Valentine, Thunderhead Brewing in Kearney, Blue Blood Brewery in Lincoln, the annual Ice Cream Social and Pep Rally at the Nebraska State Fair and during our CASNR Football Tailgate this past September. We raised $2,670 thanks to our amazing members and friends who attended the tailgate.

We are always on the lookout for good venues and opportunities to reconnect with our members and our alumni. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact Meg Kester at We would love to hear from you!

In conclusion, thank you for all you do for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and our CASNR Alumni Association. We are all full-time ambassadors of the college and the university, so I hope to remind everyone of our responsibility to represent the "N" and to encourage our children, friends and neighbors to consider CASNR as they look to the future. The network I began over 20 years ago still adds value to my career, and makes me smile. We all have so many great memories, so please continue to sell our industry and all we represent. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon!

Erik Hoegemeyer
CASNR Alumni Association President
Ag Econ 1999