Two Women Honored at AgCeptional Conference

NORFOLK - Two Northeast Nebraska women were honored for their contributions to agriculture during Friday’s fifth annual AgCeptional Women’s Conference.  Jan Frenzen of Fullerton was named the 2013 AgCeptional Woman of the Year. She and her husband, Craig, have a row crop and cow-calf operation in Nance County; and Jan also works part-time at the Fullerton Livestock Market. Jan is the daughter of Jim Volk and the late Stella Volk of Battle Creek. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in animal science,  and says she always planned to stay involved in agriculture.  Mary Pat Finn-Hoag, the farm and youth editor for the Norfolk Daily News, received an award from the conference for her work to advance agriculture. She says she most enjoys writing stories about people.  Finn-Hoag grew up on a Wayne County farm, and was the first person to graduate from Wayne State College with a double major in journalism and broadcast. Except for about two years writing for a national agriculture magazine, she has spent her 40-year career at the Daily News, earning many state, regional and national honors for her work.