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The Aksarben Stock Show has grown and thrived, continuing a 96 year commitment to agricultural youth education and ensuring that future generations understand Agriculture’s impact on our Heartland economy and community. Our sponsors are at the core of our success and ability to produce a youth livestock show annually and award scholarships and cash prizes. 2021 ushered in a new opportunity for the Aksarben Stock Show with the first-ever Grand Drive. Fifty two exhibitors received $115,000 provided in fifty percent in cash premiums and fifty percent in scholarship funds. In 2019, 36 scholarships were provided to youth representing 10 states from the heartland. In 2018, over $171,000 was awarded via the Aksarben Purple Ribbon Scholarship auction.

There are several ways to financially support agricultural youth across the heartland of America. Our generous sponsors choose different methods from making a donation, funding scholarships, sponsoring awards and being corporate partners.

2023 Sponsors

  • Aksarben Foundation
  • CVB
  • Grand Island Casino
  • Pinnacle Bank
  • AGI
  • American Foods Group
  • Valmont
  • Bud and Gloria Wolbach Foundation
  • Farm Credit Services
  • Stock Show Secrets
  • Sullivan Supply
  • Purina
  • Grand Kubota
  • Weaver Livestock
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau
  • Five Points Bank
  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • ADM
  • Nutrien Ag
  • Swamp Fox
  • Kent Langmeier Show Pigs
  • SunGlo Showfeed
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites
  • Holiday Inn, Grand Island
  • Trans Ova
  • Lakeside Chutes
  • Sumit Carbon Solutions
  • Home Federal Bank
  • Exchange Bank
  • Bob Stahla
  • Equine Vet Association
  • Main Stay Hotel

2023 Grand Drive Supreme Scholarship Providers

  • Performance Plus and Gro-Rite
  • Tom Dinsdale
  • Pinnacle Bank
  • Nebraska Pork Producers
  • Fonner Park
  • Five Points Bank
  • Behlen
  • Grand Island Economic Fund
  • Mark and Kathy Hesser
  • Southeast Crossing
  • Nutrien
  • O'Neill Wood Resources
  • Dennis and Jane Smith
  • Best Western
  • Boarders Inn
  • Dan Eakes
  • Dr. Anderson
  • Jerry Sheet Metal
  • Middleton Electric
  • Mayor Steele
  • Walter Radcliff
  • Several Anonymous Donors
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