Also during the ceremony, NHAA inducted two new cohorts of members – nine nominated in the fall of 2019, who were to have been inducted during the March 2020 banquet, and six nominated in 2021.  

New members of the 2020 cohort are: 

  • Dennis (Dennie) Bauer, Ainsworth, emeritus Nebraska Extension educator  
  • Charles Brogan, Lincoln, KFOR Radio 

  • Jerry Johnson, Wahoo, former agricultural cooperative CEO; state Legislator  

  • Pete Lapaseotes, Bridgeport, Lapaseotes LTD, CPN Farms, Greenwood Ranch 

  • Jim Pillen, Columbus, Pillen Family Farms, DNA Genetics, NU Regent  

  • Steve Pritchard, Albion, Nebraska Extension Educator 

  • Rodney Schroeder, Ashland, agricultural cooperative management 

  • Charles Shapiro, Wayne, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture 

  • Dan Steinkruger, Lincoln, retired executive director of Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA-USDA) 

New members of the 2022 cohort are:  

  • Barbara Batie, Lexington, ag journalist  

  • Don Batie, Lexington, farmer/owner/operator of Batie Cattle Company 

  • Archie Clutter, Lincoln, dean of UNL’s Agricultural Research Division (ARD) and director of Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station 

  • Andrea Cupp, Lincoln, UNL professor of animal science 

  • Richard Katt, Lincoln, ag education/Nebraska FFA executive director 

  • Butch Schuler, Bridgeport, Seedstock cattle rancher and farming