April 30, 2012

Meet Nebraska Corn Board Director, Bob Dickey

Bob Dickey represents District 4 for the Nebraska Corn Board and has been serving as a director on the board for over 19 years. Bob has served as secretary, treasurer, vice chairman, and chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board during his time on the board. He is a third generation farmer and farms around the Laurel, Nebraska area. His farm consists of corn, soybeans, swine, and cattle.

Bob has been very active in the agricultural industry by serving on both state and national organizations. He is the past Chairman of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and was in charge of representing the corn industry as it moved towards increasing the value of the U.S. corn crop. He also served as the Chairman for the U.S. Grains Council where he traveled to Mexico, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Australia to promote Nebraska corn and U.S. feed grains to foreign grain buyers. Bob was also part of former Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns trade missions to Japan, China, and Mexico while also traveling with the current Nebraska Governor, Dave Heinemann, to Europe in 2008. Bob also was part of Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy’s trade mission to Cuba in 2006.

Bob has served as a state senator in the Nebraska Legislature and is a member of the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation and the American Legion. He is active in his local church, school, and the community of Laurel. Not only has Bob played a pivotal role in our nation’s agriculture industry, but also proudly served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1962.

Bob and his wife, Mary, are parents of three married children: Julie, Jim, and June. They are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.

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