FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 12, 2014 3:00 p.m. (CST)
CONTACT: Rob Robertson, chief administrator, 402-421-4404
Erdman to Lead Nebraska Farm Bureau Membership Department
LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF) is pleased to announce the hire of Philip Erdman as vice president of membership. Erdman comes to NFBF after serving as State Agriculture Director for U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns.
“Phil will bring a lot of energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas to increase membership in our organization. With his leadership skills and self-motivation, he will be a great addition to our team in developing strategic relations, serving our current membership and recruiting new members,” said Rob Robertson, NFBF chief administrator.
Prior to his position with Sen. Johanns, Erdman was a Nebraska State Senator for the 47th Legislative District. He grew up on a farm operation near Bayard and spent time working at the Valley Bank and Trust Company in Gering. Erdman earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2000. He has been a NFBF member for more than a decade.
As Vice President of Membership, Erdman will be responsible for all aspects of NFBF membership functions including recruitment, retentions and engagement, as well as member benefits and business recruitment. He will have oversight for strategies to guide membership marketing, including development of internal and external promotion of membership value.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots, statewide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 56,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit nefb.org. ###