Nebraska Wheat Board announces openings

Two directorships for the Nebraska Wheat Utilization, Development and Marketing Board is open for appointment by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Applications should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. CST on May 1. The current directors, Von Johnson (5) and Brent Robertson (7), have both indicated that they will not seek reappointment.

Qualified candidates include those who are citizens of Nebraska, are at least 21 years of age, have been actively engaged in growing wheat in Nebraska for a period of at least five years, reside in a county in the respective district for which the candidate is applying and derive a substantial portion of income from producing wheat.

District 5 represents the portions of central and south central Nebraska and includes the following counties: Buffalo, Custer, Dawson, Franklin, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps and Red Willow.

District 7 is the At-Large board seat and represents the entire state of Nebraska. Any producer interested in either appointment may submit an application to the Governor’s office for consideration.

Interested producers can call Kathleen Dolezal with the Nebraska Governor’s Office at 402-471-2256. Interested producers may also apply online at