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

Mark McHargue, PresidentMark McHargue

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 PresidentSteve Nelson

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

Katie Olson, 2nd Vice President, North Central RegionKatie Olson

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

Dennis Beethe, Southeast RegionDennis Beethe

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

Kevin Peterson, Central RegionKevin Peterson

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

Martey Stewart, Northeast RegionMartey Stewart

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

David Grimes, South Central RegionDavid Grimes


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

Dustin Ladenburger, Southwest RegionDustin Ladenburger

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 RegionAndy-DeVries

Andy is a Keith County Farm Bureau member.

Hilary Maricle, At-LargeHilary Maricle

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-LargeHilary Maricle

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 DirectorLance Atwater

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