Board Members


 

Bob Delsing, Hemingford, NE

Delsing was appointed to serve his first term in August 2014. He represents District #1. He, his wife Karen, now deceased, and their three children: Amy, Tad and Scott, raised dry-land wheat, corn and cattle on their farm and ranch operation in Dawes and Box Butte counties. He and his son Scott still work the land originally homesteaded by their family in the 1890s.

Bob is also a member of the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association, the United Methodist Church of Hemingford, the American Legion, the Nebraska Farm Bureau, the Nebraska Rural Radio and National Farmers Union. He is a past board member of the Hemingford Coop Telephone Company, Hemingford Rural Fire Protection and the Dawes County Rural School District #47.

 

 

 

 

Rick Larson, Potter, NE

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Rick was appointed for a third term in May of 2013 to represent District #2 on the Nebraska Wheat Board. Rick currently serves the NWB chairman

A graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a degree in animal science, Rick farms and ranches in Banner and Kimball Counties. He and his wife Diane farm 1500 acres of both irrigated and dryland wheat, corn, edible beans, and alfalfa. He also has a cow-calf operation. Rick is on the Kimball–Banner County Extension Board, the Banner County Wind Energy Committee, and is a member of the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association and Christ the King Catholic Church in Gering. They have one daughter.

 

 

Larry Flohr, Chappell, NE

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Larry was appointed in June of 2007 to represent District #3 on the Nebraska Wheat Board, and began his second term in 2012. He is also a member of Nebraska Wheat Growers Association.

Larry and his wife Jan are certified wheat and millet seed producers. They are also part of V&F Farms, of which Larry is Corporation President. He is also a member of the Deuel County Extension Board, a board member of the Frenchman Valley Co-op, and a Tri-County Church Board Member. Larry has two children, Kris and Kevin.

 

 

 

 

Kent Lorens, Stratton, NE

Kent Lorens web Kent Lorens was appointed in March of 2014 to represent District #4. He will complete the remaining term left by his predecessor, ending June 2016.

Lorens grew up on the family farm, which he took over in 1986. There he, his wife Marilyn, and their four children grow wheat in addition to a cow-calf operation. Lorens has also been active in many local organizations, including the Hitchcock County School Board, the Dundy County-Stratton School Board, the Stratton Recreation Board, the Hitchcock County Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Wheat Advisory Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Von Johnson, Cambridge, NE

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Von was appointed for a second term in July of 2010 to represent District #5 on the Nebraska Wheat Board.

Von and his wife Becky live and farm in Furnas County. They raise corn and alfalfa along with certified wheat and soybeans. He is a member of the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association, the United Methodist Church, the Cambridge Lions Club, and the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association.

 

 

 

 

Mark Knobel, Fairbury, NE

Knobel was appointed in October 2015 for his first term representing District #6.

Knobel and his family currently operate Knobel Seeds, a certified seed business near Fairbury. Knobel has hosted multiple trade teams for NWB at his seed operation in the last three years. He’s also served on multiple other agriculture-related organizations and boards including the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association, Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska FFA Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brent Robertson, Elsie, NE

brent_robertsonBrent was appointed for a second term in July of 2010 to represent District #7 on the Nebraska Wheat Board. Brent represents the NWB on the Wheat Foods Council where he currently serves as past-president. He is also the NWB vice chair.

Brent and his wife Amy farm in Perkins, Lincoln, and Chase Counties. They raise irrigated and dryland wheat and corn. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a bachelor of science in diversified agricultural and minors in agricultural economics, animal science, and mechanized systems management. Brent is a member of the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association, Perkins County FSA COC, Elsie Fire Protection District Board, Elsie United Methodist Church, and Nebraska Farm Bureau.