June 25, 2012

Meet Nebraska Corn Board Director, Dave Merrell

Dave Merrell represents District 7 and has been serving as director on the Nebraska Corn Board since 2006. Dave is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanized Agriculture (Biological Systems Management). He has farmed for over 20 years around St. Edward located in Boone County, Nebraska. His family farm consists of 1,200 acres of corn and soybeans along with raising 40 head of sheep and custom raising 500 head of finishing hogs per year. Dave believes that soil erosion and conservation are important and has adapted his operation to address the challenges of soil erosion. Not only have soil erosion and conservation become key issues, but irrigation has become an issue as well.

Along with serving as a director on the Nebraska Corn Board, he has also served on other boards and councils on both state and local levels. Locally, Dave has served as the United Methodist Church Council Chairman and has also served on the Boone County 4-H Council. On the state level, he has been involved with the Nebraska Farm Bureau State Board and has been the Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee Chairman. Dave is a graduate of Nebraska’s LEAD XXV (25) program and is now an alumnus.

Dave and his wife, Cyndee, have three children, Allison, Blake, and Brandon. When he isn’t busy working on the farm or serving on boards, he enjoys spending time with his family along with playing golf and bowling.

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