Board of Directors

Nebraska Farm Bureau is governed by an elected Board of Directors, all of whom are farmers or ranchers.

Mark McHargue
President

Mark McHargue is a fourth-generation farmer producing pork, corn, popcorn, and soybeans in Merrick County. McHargue and his wife Judi have four adult children and six grandchildren.

Sherry Vinton
1st Vice President

Sherry Vinton operates a cow-calf operation near Whitman. Sherry is an Arthur County Farm Bureau member.

Katie Olson
2nd Vice President, North Central Region

Katie Olson grows corn and soybeans and raises cow/calf pairs near Atkinson. Katie is a Holt County Farm Bureau member.

Dennis Beethe
Southeast Region

Dennis Beethe is a Johnson County Farm Bureau member and has a cow/calf operation in Elk Creek.

Kevin Peterson
Central Region

Kevin Peterson raises and grows row crops near Osceola. Kevin is a Polk County Farm Bureau member.

Martey Stewart
Northeast Region

Martey Stewart raises cows and calves near Dixon. Martey is a Dixon County Farm Bureau member.

David Grimes
South Central Region

David Grimes grows irrigated corn, soybeans, and alfalfa near Minden. David is a Kearney/Franklin County Farm Bureau member.

Dustin Ladenburger
Southwest Region

Dustin Ladenburger grows dryland wheat, corn, milo, and has a cow/calf operation near Stratton. Dustin is a Hitchcock County Farm Bureau member.

Andy DeVries
Northwest Region

Andy is a Keith County Farm Bureau member.

Hilary Maricle
At-Large

Hilary Maricle grows corn, soybean and alfalfa, and raise cattle, hogs, and sheep near Albion. Hilary is a Boone County Farm Bureau member.

Jason Perdue
At-Large

Jason Perdue works for a family-owned Agriculture Retail company and he and his wife Karah runs the family’s contract poultry operation and raise corn and soybeans with Jason’s family near York. Jason is a York County Farm Bureau member.

Lance Atwater
Youth At-Large Director

Lance Atwater has a cow/calf operation and grows row crops. Lance is a Adams/Webster County Farm Bureau member.