Pictured: Elbert Dickey, Beth Hammond, Vice Chancellor Ronnie Green,
Vaughn Hammond, Regent Hawks, Susan Williams

WHEREAS, Vaughn Hammond has distinguished himself and the University of Nebraska through his service to the Nebraska National Guard and the United States of America by helping to advance agriculture in Afghanistan; and
WHEREAS, Vaughn Hammond has worked closely with the National Guard Agribusiness Development Team (ADT-2) from Nebraska; and

WHEREAS, his efforts included training the teachers of the Paktya Department of Agriculture, in extension-type work related to irrigation and livestock; and

WHEREAS, Vaughn’s expertise and experience in fruits and market vegetables helped improve important crops in Afghanistan; and

WHEREAS, Vaughn’s work was purposeful and mission-centered, resulting in Afghan producers implementing new practices and seeing success in yield and income; and

WHEREAS, Vaughn and his family have endured being separated during difficult times:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents thanks and expresses its gratitude and appreciation to Vaughn Hammond for his service to the University, the United States and agriculture producers in Afghanistan.


Accepted by acclamation September 14, 2012
Presented by Regent Howard Hawks

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