Nebraska Farm Bureau elects new president
Mark McHargue of Central City is the new president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.
He replaces Steve Nelson, who is retiring after nine years as president of the organization.
McHargue, who has been serving as first vice president, is part of a family farming operation that includes corn, soybeans, popcorn and hogs.
“Along with that, we also do organic cropping and conventional cropping,” McHargue says. “So we really have a pretty broad understanding of agriculture in general, and I think that really bodes well for being able to lead this organization and really understanding the broad scope of agriculture in Nebraska.”
McHargue says he looks forward to being a spokesman for Nebraska agriculture.
“We have such a great story to tell. The production that we are accomplishing today is really almost a miracle compared to years ago–and the environment that we have cleaned up, that we are really stewarding very well. I want to help tell that story.”
Sherry Vinton, a rancher from Whitman, was elected as the new first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.