2016 NCBA Federation Division Chairman
Steve operates a family farm and ranch in southwest Nebraska with his son, the fifth generation on that farm. He feeds out the calves they raise with grain grown on the farm. He is starting his fifth year on the Nebraska Beef Council after being elected by producers in his region. Industry involvement includes serving on the Freedom to operate committee, global growth committee, currently starting a fourth term on Beef Promotion Operating committee, and serving on the evaluation committee. He is also on the executive committee serving as the federation Region 7 vice president representative. Steve was elected chairman of the Nebraska Beef Council, is a member of the Nebraska Cattlemen and the local affiliate. He has served on local church and school boards as well as the Nebraska Ethanol Board, Midwest Electric Board and Tri State Generation and Transmission.