Two new members were appointed to the Nebraska Corn Board. They are David Bruntz, farmer from Friend, appointed to District 1, and Debbie Borg, farmer from Allen, appointed to District 4.
Bruntz, and his wife, Ann, raise irrigated and dryland corn and soybeans and also feed out cattle. He has served as president of the Nebraska Cattlemen and regional vice president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Bruntz has served 15 years on the local coop board and on the Friend Area Foundation. In addition to his role on the Corn Board, he is currently on the Nebraska Cattlemen's Foundation.
Borg is a partner in TD Borg Farms, a 5th generation family farm, raising corn, soybeans, alfalfa and backgrounding cattle. Borg has been involved in the Nebraska Soybean Association, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska AgRelations Council, Syngenta Young Leader program and numerous volunteer organizations within her community, FFA and 4-H. She has been married to her husband, Terry, for 18 years and they have three children, Hanna, Heidi and Hunter.
The board also elected new officers recently. Tim Scheer, District 5 director from St. Paul, was re-elected to as chairman of the board, and Curt Friesen, District 3 director from Henderson, was re-elected to vice-chairman.
David Merrell, District 7 director from St. Edward, was re-elected to secretary/treasurer of the board. Alan Tiemann, at-large director from Seward will remain to serve as the past-chairman of the board.
"Bruntz and Borg, along with our officer team, will play a dynamic role in helping the Nebraska economy through its market development, research, promotion and education programs, and in supporting the mission and vision for Nebraska's 23,000 corn producers that pay the corn checkoff," says Don Hutchens, board executive director.
Bruntz and Borg replace Davie Nielsen of Lincoln and Bob Dickey of Laurel, respectively, in Districts 1 and 4. The terms of the latter two directors had ended.