About Us

Mission

The voice of Nebraska dairy farmers promoting growth, success and sustainability.

Objectives

  1. Influence Government
    1. Reduce cost of business
    2. Economic development
    3. Maintain and build local, state and federal relationships
  2. Increase milk produced and processed in Nebraska
    1. Increase number of farmers
    2. Recruit and develop next generation of dairy farmers
    3. Recruit new processors
  3. Provide continuing education for farmers
    1. Support Nebraska Extension
    2. Promote Nebraksa Extension
    3. Partner with other agriculture groups

Programs

Policy

  1. Retain lobbyist to monitor and represent NSDA at State Legislature
    Participate in a coalition of other commodities to support policy initiatives that impact all of agriculture.
  2. Maintain contact with state and federal legislative delegation to communicate issues that impact dairy.
  3. Join with other regional dairy associations to communicate a consistent message for the industry.

Growth

  1. Work with the Grow Nebraska Dairy coalition of stakeholders, to promote Nebraska within the dairy community, focused on creating markets and attracting processors.
  2. Encourage existing farmers to explore new technologies, through sharing information, tours and farmer meetings.
  3. Promote opportunities to encourage the next generation to stay involved in dairy.

Education

  1. Partner and support with Nebraska Dairy Extension to offer workshops and educational seminars.
  2. Support the I-29 Moo University as they bring educational seminars and tours to the region.
  3. Host an Annual State Convention, bringing farmers and allied stakeholders together for educational opportunities, trade show and networking.

Board of Directors

President
Bill Thiele
Clearwater

Vice President
Mike Guenther
Beemer

Secretary Treasurer
Roger Sprakel
Crofton

Director
Erin Marotz
Mead

Director
Heath Snodgrass
Royal

Director
Bob Larson
Creston

Director
Brooke Engelman
Jansen

Director
Jason Nuttelman
Stromsburg

Director
Mike Guenther
Beemer

Staff
Kris Bousquet
Executive Director
531-207-4291
krisbousquet@nebraskamilk.org
Responsibilities: Ag Relations, Industry Relations, Processor Relations