For Carroll Burling, Thursday evening's annual Farmers and Ranchers Appreciation Barbecue in Hastings was an opportunity to reflect on changes in life and changes in agriculture.
"Change is as much a part of life as taxes and death," said Burling, a lifelong Kenesaw area farmer who served in the Nebraska Legislature from 2001-09. "How do we put that in perspective? What changes, and what doesn't change?"
Thursday's 36th annual barbecue was sponsored by the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and organized by the chamber's Agri-Business Council. Around 750 people turned out on the Adams County Fairgrounds for the catered beef and pork sandwich meal and entertainment and to pay tribute to the former District 33 lawmaker.
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