Committee Applications

The Young Farmers and Ranchers committee is a group of young producers from across the state, appointed by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors, to provide real feedback and issues that young producers are facing on their operations. Committee members are divided into districts which allows them to better serve the young farmers and ranchers in their respective regions. The committee also guides the direction and planning of the Young Farmers and Ranchers conference each year.

The Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee shall plan and execute a program which shall:

  1. Meet the needs of young people and assist the organization in attaining its leadership and program goals and objectives.
  2. Be within the scope of Farm Bureau policy.
  3. Be approved by the Board of Directors.

General Qualifications:  A member of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee should:

  1. Be an active, loyal Farm Bureau member and believe in Farm Bureau as a means of solving public problems and in the market system as a means of meeting human needs.
  2. Be conscientious, dependable and cooperative.
  3. Understand the needs of and opportunities for young producers and leaders.
  4. Have leadership ability.
  5. Be enthusiastic.
  6. Be willing to give time and effort.

YFR Regional Map

2020 Committee

Jason & Karah Perdue, Chair, South Central Region

jason karahJason and Karah Perdue are members of York County Farm Bureau. Jason works for a family owned Ag Retail company that distributes crop protection products. While Karah is technically a stay-at-home Mom, she is responsible for taking care of the day-to-day activities for the Perdue’s contract poultry operation. They have four children.

Alec & Meredith Ibach, Central Region

alec meredithAlec and Meredith Ibach of Kearney are Buffalo County Farm Bureau members. Alec is a fifth-generation farmer/rancher and is currently a financial officer at Farm Credit Services of America. Meredith is a second-grade teacher in Kearney.

Kyle & Tiffany Lechtenberg, North Central Region

kyle tiffanyKyle & Tiffany Lechtenberg, of Spencer, NE are Boyd county Farm Bureau Members. Kyle is owner and operator of NorthView Family Farms, LLC in Spencer, NE. The farm specializes in Commercial Alfalfa, cattle and crops. Tiffany is a RN part time in O'Neil, operates her own business called Intended Beauty with Sengence and runs the household with 4 Kids, Joycin (6), Addison, Austin (4) and Jackson (1).

Randy & BrenDee Reinke, Northeast Region

randy brendeeRandy and BrenDee Reinke of Neligh, Nebraska are Antelope County Farm Bureau Board Members. They run a farm operation raising alfalfa, corn, and soybeans. Randy is a salesman and diesel technician and is the 3rd generation at Reinke’s Farm and City Service, Inc. BrenDee works full time as a Certified Public Accountant. They are active members of their church, rural fire board, and volunteer fire department.

Luke & Erin Norman, Northwest Region

luke erinLuke and Erin Norman of Crawford are Dawes County Farm Bureau members. Luke works on the family ranch and runs his own registered herd and sells bulls. He also has a feed business. Erin is currently an instructor at Chadron State College and is a registered dietician. She teaches nutrition related classes and is currently working towards her doctorate degree in public health. They have been married for eight years and have four kids.

Brady and Katie Revels, Southeast Region

brady katieBrady and Katie Revels are Douglas County Farm Bureau members from Omaha. Brady grew up on a diversified cattle operation in central Florida and is now an animal health representative for Elanco Animal Health. Katie grew up on a hog and grain operation in northeast Nebraska and is now a chiropractor in Omaha.

Sye Tecker, Southwest Region

sye teckerSye is a Dundy county Farm Bureau member and currently serves as their President. He is very involved in his community serving in various leadership roles including those with 4-H and the Knights of Columbus. He is actively involved in the farming and ranching industry as the 5th generation on Tecker Ranch Inc in Parks, NE. Sye studied at Southeast Community College in Beatrice NE where he graduated with four associate degrees in livestock management, agronomy, ag business and diversified agriculture.

Tyler & Alysha Ramsey, At-Large

tyler alysha

Tyler and Alysha are a 5th generation Nebraska farm family. Highschool sweethearts, they have been married for 14 years and have five children. Tyler spends his time farming and fixing cars while Alysha homeschools the kids and together they lead worship at their church as well as help with other ministries. They are passionate about sharing information about modern farming, GMO’s “organic”, and the safety of the food they eat. They are members of the Adam’s County Farm Bureau and Tyler is serving as County President.

Clade Anderson, Student

Clade AndersonClade is from Central Kansas and graduated from Otis-Bison high school in 2018. He grew up on a family farm with crops and livestock. He has been very actively involved in 4-H for 13 years doing leadership and livestock projects as well as judging. He currently attends Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) in Curtis, NE. In college, he continues to take part in many other leadership roles in his school and community.

Chase Samuelson, Student

Chase Samuelson of Palmer is a Merrick County Farm Bureau member. Chase attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a senior majoring in Agribusiness. He grew up in rural NE where he developed a passion for agriculture through his family’s cattle operation and involvement in 4-H and FFA. Chase further cultivated his passion for agriculture by competitively exhibiting livestock across the state, becoming a member of several breed associations, and being an active advocate for animal agriculture. He looks forward to continuing to serve the ag industry in a career in ag lending.

Lance and Krystal Atwater, Youth at-Large

lance krystal

Lance and Krystal Atwater of Ayr are Adams County Farm Bureau members. They grow row crops and have a cow/calf herd. Krystal is a national accounts manager for Land O'Lakes Purina. Lance has served as past President of Adams County Farm Bureau and currently serves on the Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors as the Youth At Large representative.