The NebraskaCorn Board is pleased to announce that Roger Berry has joined its staff as the Director of Market Development on October 5.
In this role,
Berry will work on behalf of Nebraska corn farmers and industry to coordinate
all facets of market development projects to increase demand for Nebraska corn
and value-added products. He will work to establish relationships with state,
national and international organizations and cooperators to expand market
development opportunities both domestically and internationally. Berry will
also coordinate educational and promotional activities of corn and value-added
corn products such as biofuels, distillers’ grains and the Nebraska Corn
Board’s support of red meat, dairy, poultry and livestock expansion. Along with
these responsibilities, he will monitor issues between farm gate and retails,
such as transportation and consumer attitudes.
“Roger is a
great addition to our staff and we are pleased to welcome him to Nebraska
Corn,” said Kelly Brunkhorst, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board.
"He has an extensive background and thorough understanding of the
agricultural industry, making him well qualified to lead our market development
efforts. With market development as a key pillar of the Nebraska corn checkoff,
I look forward to Roger leading and expanding our efforts.”
A native of
Red Cloud, Nebraska, Berry is a graduate of Southeast Community College and of
Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program, LEAD 19.
Before beginning his career in agricultural leadership, Berry was engaged in
full-time farming and livestock production for 12 years near Farnam, Nebraska.
When he transitioned into agricultural leadership, he served as the central
district director of member services for the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation
before becoming the field director for the Alliance for the Future of
Agriculture in Nebraska (A-FAN). He then became the vice president of
membership at Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation.
“Working in agriculture has
always been my passion, and it’s truly an honor to join the Nebraska Corn Board
staff and work on behalf of the industry,” said Berry. “I look forward to
working with Nebraska’s corn farmers and industry partners around the world to
expand new and existing markets and increase demand for Nebraska corn and