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Nebraska Wheat Board reelects current officers PDF Print E-mail

Von Johnson of Cambridge was reelected chairman of the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) during a recent NWB meeting. Rick Larson of Potter was reelected vice chairman.
Johnson is in his second term and has served since 2005. Representing District 5, he and his wife Becky farm certified wheat, soybeans, corn and alfalfa in Furnas County. He serves on the Food Aid Committee for US Wheat Associates and is a member of the Nebraska Wheat Growers.
Larson began serving on the board of directors in 2003. He represents District 2 and farms in Banner and Kimball Counties. Larson and his wife Diane farm irrigated and dryland wheat, corn, edible beans and alfalfa. He also serves on the Hard White Wheat Committee for US Wheat Associates and is a member of the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association.
Members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the governor to serve five-year terms. The chairman and vice chairman are elected by the board and traditionally serve two years in that position.
The Nebraska Wheat Board administers the check-off of 0.4 percent of net value of wheat marketed in Nebraska at the point of first sale.  The board invests the funds in programs of international and domestic market development and improvement, policy development, research, promotion, and education.