Northeast Nebraska Woman Recongnized

A Northeast Nebraska woman was recognized Friday as the 2012 AgCeptional Woman of the Year during the fourth annual AgCeptional Women's Conference. Nancy Kirkholm manages the family farm near Homer in Dakota County. Kirkholm's husband, Dennis, died in 2008, and she runs the family farm with the assistance of her two young adult children. In 2011, they battled with the flooding Missouri River, and this year struggled with the rest of the Midwest through the worst drought in decades. About 350 women from Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota attended the conference, held in the Lifelong Learning Center. The day included two keynote speakers and four breakout sessions with a variety of workshops for participants in each session.