NEGFA Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors Election Results
The Nebraska Grain and Feed Association welcomes three members to its Board of Directors; Nathan Brabec, Blake Mackey, and Scott Sorrows.
Nathan Brabec, Louis Dreyfus Company, Norfolk: Nathan Brabec grew up on a grain and livestock farm near Schuyler, Nebraska. Throughout his high school and college career he was actively involved in FFA, with on activity being the president of a large chapter in high school. Nathan is currently a FFA alumni member. He received a dual bachelor's degree in Ag Business and Ag Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nathan has held multiple merchandising roles in his career path. He currently is the commercial manager of the trading group at Louis Dreyfus in Norfolk, NE (Ethanol Plant). Nathan has been employed at Louis Dreyfus in Norfolk, NE for the past 13 years. In prior years, Nathan interned and worked full time for ADM in merchandising. Nathan's served on the executive committee for the NEGFA from 2018 to 2020. During his presidency, he was actively involved on FSMA implementation discussions with NE regulators and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture as the state looks at updating Nebraska's feed laws. Nathan currently enjoys being active on the family farm and spending time with his family in his time not at work.
Blake Mackey: Scoular, Sidney. Currently, the Business Unit Manager for the Sidney shuttle loading facility. Blake started with Scoular after graduating from Kansas State University in 2010. Blake has worked in Nebraska, Overland Park KS and the Mississippi Delta. Blake and his family live in Sidney, NE. Blake has participated in several NEGFA events and actively promotes/helps coordinate events occurring through NEGFA in Western Nebraska.
Scott Sorrows, Hansen-Mueller, Omaha. Scott Sorrows grew up in Southern Illinois having always been a part of a farming operation since the age of five.? He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Agribusiness-Economics.? Scott's career history includes working for large corporate agricultural companies as well as privately owned grain & feed companies.? He has lived in Omaha, NE for the previous 6 years and serves as the Director of Safety & Food Safety for Hansen Mueller, headquartered in Omaha, NE.?
Scott has a passion for agriculture and helping in any way possible.? He raises cut flowers for a non-profit organization and raises melons, sweet corn, pumpkins, and other produce for friends, family, and food donation organizations. In the winter months, Scott can be found in his wood working shop creating live edge furniture pieces and actively teaching his two boys of 8 & 10.
If elected as a board member, Scott would be dedicated to serving Nebraska's agricultural industry and the companies within.? Nebraska has an extensive variety of agricultural products grown & manufactured and demands a global voice.?
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