May 29, 2012

Meet Nebraska Corn Board Director, Curt Friesen

Curt Friesen represents District 3 for the Nebraska Corn Board and has been serving as a director on the board since 2008. He is also serving as the current secretary-treasurer of the board as well. Curt has over 35 years of experience operating and managing his farm near Henderson and is fourth generation farmer in Hamilton County. He and his wife, Nancy, raise white corn, yellow corn, and soybeans on irrigated land. They utilize gravity, pivot, and drip irrigation systems to increase yields while also conserving water that comes from the Ogallala aquifer.

Curt has been very active in the agriculture industry in local, state, and national organizations. He is a graduate of the Nebraska LEAD XXVII (27) program and is now an alumnus. Locally, he has represented agriculture by serving on the Hamilton County Groundwater Conservation District, Blue River Association of Groundwater Conservation Districts, Upper Big Blue Natural Resource District, and is currently the chairman of the Hamilton County Corn Growers Association. On the state level along with serving on the Corn Board, Curt has been part of the League of Nebraska Municipalities, Senator Stuhr’s Advisory Committee, Governor’s Water Policy Task Force, and a member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association. Not only has Curt represented agriculture in Nebraska, but he has also represented agriculture on the national level by serving on Congressman Tom Osborn’s Ag Advisory Committee and currently serving on the National Corn Growers Association’s Public Policy Action Team.

Curt’s role in agriculture has been tremendous, but has also been very active in his local community. He is the former mayor of Henderson, served on the Henderson City Council and is a former volunteer firefighter with Henderson Fire and Rescue. Curt is currently part of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson.

Curt has been married to his wife Nancy for 36 years and they have three married daughters; Shannon and husband Travis of Omaha, NE; Kori and husband Jason of Atascadero, CA; and Tiffany and husband JR of Washington D.C.; and a son, Neal, who is also from Washington D.C. Curt and Nancy are the proud grandparents to five grandkids.

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