Nappy New Year! We’d like to introduce you to the 2013 Nebraska Agribusiness Club officer team.
Stepping into the President role from President-Elect is Mat Habrock. Mat works as the Field Services Director for the Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA). NeCGA is a membership-based organization striving to improve Nebraska’s corn industry through leadership development, advocacy and education. Mat received a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness with an emphasis in Political Science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
Going from Vice President to President-Elect is Jeff Monhollon. Jeff is a Farm Manager with Farmers National Company. Farmers National Company provides various Real Estate Services to absentee landowners. Jeff has been very active in the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). He has served as Nebraska State Chapter President, served on several committees and is currently serving on a National Committee. Jeff is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science. He also has graduated from the Nebraska LEAD Program.
New to the officer team is Kim Clark in the Vice President position. Kim is the Director of Biofuels Development for the Nebraska Corn Board where her primary responsibilities include programming, promotion and education of biofuels, specifically ethanol, to school children, consumers and retailers. She earned her bachelor of science degree in Animal Science and a master’s of agriculture with a minor in Agriculture Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She plays an active role in her local church serving on several committees and volunteers as a religious education teacher.
Staying in the same role as Secretary is Dayle Williamson. Dayle retired as United States Senator Ben Nelson’s Greater Nebraska District Manager at the end of Senator Nelson’s term on January 2, 2013. He joined Senator Nelson’s staff in 2001. Prior to that time he was appointed by a several Nebraska Governors to serve as the Director of the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission. He served as an agency director for 30 years. Dayle began his agricultural career with the University of Nebraska Agricultural Extension Service serving as a county agent. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, Williamson spent two years in the United States Army, and spent the next 30 years in his military career as a member of the Nebraska Army National Guard, reaching the rank of Brigadier General before retiring. Dayle has been a member of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club from the early days of the organization.
Also staying in the same officer position of Treasurer is Gerri Monahan. Gerri is the Business Manager for the Nebraska Ethanol Board. Originally from Hyannis, Nebraska, Gerri received her degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Emphasis Advertising and General Agriculture Certificate. She is a Nebraska LEAD 31 fellow, involved with the Lancaster Election Board, Christ United Methodist Church, Fairacres Homeowners Association, an auxiliary member of Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center and SHARE – a volunteer-run community-based nutrition distribution program.