The 2022 Ted & Alice Doane Service Award was awarded to long time member and current board member Al Weeder. Al has been a member of the Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers for so many years that he can’t even remember. “Al Weeder as served the sheep and goat producers of Nebraska through his constant never ending support of the NSGPA.” Mike Wallace said. “Since my earliest memories of the association. He is most deserving of this 11th annual Ted and Alice Doane Service Award “Service to Others”. Al has been the epitome of someone who has done many things for others that was not a benefit to himself but did benefit others. This IS Christianity in practice and is the Al has based his actions and his life.” Mike added.
Al and his wife Susan live outside Columbus and Al raises SAMM cross sheep. Al is always willing to help out the NSGPA by providing his guidance to keep the association on track and his talents by making a creep gate or sorting gate for a silent auction or raffle to help raise money for the association. He has volunteered his time for many years to the NSGPA to help it grow and promote the sheep and goat industries in Nebraska. Al has been the one in charge of the Doane award for the last couple years. It was an honor to surprise him this year with this award. Congratulations Al!