Announcing the first-ever Nebraska Lineworkers Rodeo in Grand Island, Neb., Aug. 24 & 25, 2012, during the Nebraska State Fair.

 It’s an opportunity for electric lineworkers statewide to showcase their trade and skills, and to remind everyone that Nebraska is the nation’s only state served entirely by public power.

The preliminary schedule includes a half day of lineworkers’ training Friday, Aug. 24, and the rodeo competition will take place Saturday, Aug., 25. The event will be topped off by an awards banquet Saturday evening.

 Take the challenge and compete with the state’s finest at the 2012 Nebraska Lineworkers Rodeo. For more information and to register, go to