The Nebraska Beef Council Board of Directors announced the results of the 2012 board of director elections. Those elected are:
In District 1, Rodney Gray, a cow-calf producer from Harrison, won election. District 1 includes the counties of Sioux, Dawes, Box Butte, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, Kimball, Morrill, Garden, Cheyenne, and Deuel. This will be Gray's second four-year term on the board.
In District 3, Patrick Knobbe, a feedyard operator from West Point, was elected. District 3 includes the counties of Cedar, Dixon, Dakota, Pierce, Wayne, Thurston, Madison, Stanton, Cuming and Burt. This will be Knobbe's first four-year term on the board.
In District 5, Myron Danner, a cow/calf producer from Burwell, was elected. District 5 includes the counties of Custer, Garfield, Valley, Greeley, Sherman, Buffalo, Hall and Howard. This will be Danner's second four-year term on the board.
In District 7, William "Buck" Wehrbein, a feedyard operator form Waterloo, was elected. District 7 includes the counties of Nance, Merrick, Hamilton, York, Polk, Platte, Colfax, Butler, Dodge, Saunders, Washington, Douglas, Cass and Sarpy. This will be Wehrbein's first four-year term on the board.
In District 9, Anne Burkholder, a feedyard operator from Cozad, was elected as chairman. District 9 includes the counties of Dawson, Frontier, Gosper, Phelps, Kearney, Red Willow, Furnas, Harlan and Franklin. This will be Burkholder's first four-year term on the board.
The new board members will take office on Jan. 2, 2013, according to Adam Wegner, director marketing for the council.
The Nebraska Beef Council is a non-profit organization served by a nine-member board of directors. The board members oversee Nebraska's beef checkoff and checkoff-funded programs. Programs for marketing and promotion are funded by the $1 beef checkoff.