The Nebraska Corn Board is pleased to announce that Nikki Bentzinger has joined its team as the staff assistant on June 20.
In this role, Bentzinger will work on behalf of Nebraska corn farmers and industry to help plan, organize and coordinate the Corn Board’s presence at the Nebraska State Fair, Husker Harvest Days, River City Rodeo, ethanol promotions and many other events across the state. She will work alongside the other members of the Corn Board staff as well as outside vendors and contractors to ensure project deadlines are met and contracts are fulfilled. Bentzinger will also design and coordinate the production of various online and written promotional materials.
“We are happy to welcome Nikki to the Nebraska Corn team,” said Kelly Brunkhorst, Nebraska Corn Board’s executive director. “With her many years of experience at the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, in addition to her diverse agriculture background, she has an extensive understanding of the industry and will be a great asset to the team.”
Bentzinger grew up near Odell, Nebraska, where she had an active role in helping her grandparents with their livestock operation. She earned her associates degree from Lincoln School of Commerce in 2003. She began her career as a Loan Processer at Lincoln Federal Savings Bank. In 2007, Bentzinger decided to make a move to the agricultural industry and took on a role with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture in the Animal Health division. Bentzinger and her husband Corey have two young boys and currently live on the family farm near Hickman, Nebraska where they grow corn and soybeans.
“Agriculture has always been a big part of my life, and I am excited to continue my career in the industry by joining the Nebraska Corn staff,” said Bentzinger. “I look forward to working closely with the staff and board members to serve on behalf of Nebraska’s 23,000 corn farmers.”