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Boards & Bylaws

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With one member elected to serve each district, the Nebraska Agricultural Educators Association (NAEA) Board is here to serve its members.  Professional development is key to the NAEA, in addition to maintaining quality agricultural education programs in Nebraska.  Contact an executive team member or your district chair with questions, concerns, or ideas!

2019-2020 NAEA Board of Directors

Executive DirectorRich Douglas
PresidentAnn Dvorak, Rock County
President ElectColin Kubik, Norris
Past PresidentCole Blomendahl, Mead
SecretaryKristin Witte, Shickley
TreasurerDavid Gibbens, West Holt
Ex-Officio Member, UNLLloyd Bell
Ex-Officio Member, NDEKrystl Knabe
Ex-Officio Member, NDELarry Gossen
District IMark Bloss, Pawnee City
District IICatherine Chemlka, David City
District IIIRusty Bartlett, Pender
District IVDebi Doerr, Creighton
District VCasey Carriker, Crete
District VIKristin Witte, Shickley
District VIISteph Miller, Heartland
District VIIILesley Dugan, Creek Valley
District IXJustin Nollette, Cody-Kilgore
District XPhil Simpson, Burwell
District XIVicky Armstrong, Maywood
District XIIKrystal Wilke, Morrill
District XIIIDoug Smith, NCTA


Organizational Documents

NAEA By Laws – Updated June 2011

NAEA Handbook  – Revised March 2017

NAEA Resolutions Procedure & Form

2019-2020 FFA Board of Directors


ISarah Knutson, SecretaryNebraska City
IIKris SpathWaverly
IIIKevin Anderson, Vice ChairLyons-Decatur Northeast
IVStephanie MannCrofton
VJim WissenburgMilford
VIJeff MooreHoldrege
VIILacey PetersonRiverside
VIIIJohn HadenfeldtCentura
IXTim Negley, ChairpersonGothenburg
XJulia SchwartzElgin
XISamantha LaveneBerMis
XIIRussell StokerCrawford
NDEKrystl Knabe, Ex-Officio non-voting, Board LiaisonNDE State Director of Agricultural Education
NDELarry Gossen, Ex-Officio non-votingNDE
FFAKooper Jelinek, Ex-Officio non-votingNebraska FFA Officer Team


Organizational Documents



Board of Directors and Staff

Dedicated leadership and fiscal responsibility.

The Board of Directors of the Nebraska FFA Foundation is a group of talented, successful and committed leaders who take the mission and goals of the Foundation to heart. The Board is responsible for setting the direction for the Foundation, securing funds to fulfill the mission of the Foundation—and for ensuring that the assets of the Foundation are invested wisely and targeted to the greatest need and return among Nebraska FFA chapters and statewide activities.

Nebraska FFA Foundation 2019-2020 Board of Directors


Lance Atwater, PresidentKDA Farms Inc.
Vernon Benes, Vice PresidentBeck Ag
Jennifer Wood, SecretaryBASF
Shane Belohrad, TreasurerGallagher Grace/Meyer Insurance
Glenn BaumertUnion Bank & Trust
Andrea CollinsFormer Arizona FFA Officer/Volunteer
Matt DolchNK Seeds
Rich DouglassVolunteer, Represents the Nebraska FFA Council
Kim FehringerUSDA
Kyla HabrockNebraska Pork Producers Association
Matt KreifelsALEC
John Langemeier
Jerry LentferFirst State Bank
Jeff Moore, ex-officioNebraska FFA Association Board Representative
Katherine MundorfAg Valley Cooperative
Kyle PerryFarm Credit Services of America
Jeff RudolphHi-Grain Feedlot
Dean SettjeSettje Agri-Services and Engineering
Kris Spath, ex-officioNAEA Board Representative
Justin TroudtLandmark Implement


Nebraska FFA Foundation Staff

Stacey Agnew
Executive Director and Ex-Officio Board Member

Sarah Mullen
Development and Marketing Manager

Victoria Broders
Program Coordinator

Abby Steffen
Development Coordinator


Nebraska FFA Foundation By-laws and Policy

Nebraska FFA Alumni Board

Representative IDr. Richard Douglass402/
Representative IIKevin Henrichson, Treasurer402/
Representative IIILori Walla308/
Representative IVJeffrey Hornung, Vice President & Awards Chair402/
Representative VJill Goedeken, Secretary and FFA Foundation
Representative VIKurt Frauen308/
Representative VIILes Hornung402/
Representative VIIINancy Harders, President308/
Representative IXBrett Nunnenkamp, News Editor402/
Representative XBill Buettner, Past President308/
Representative XIMatt
Representative XIITom Walters308/
Representative XIIIHaley
Agricultural EducationDr. Nathan Conner, UNL402/
Secondary Ag Ed InstructorTBA
Post-Secondary CollegeDennis Toalson, Southeast Community College402/
FFA State Officer Representative (1-year term)Kooper Jelinek, Nebraska FFA Association State
Nebraska Department of Education & Nebraska FFA Association (Ex-Officio)Krystl Knabe, NDE State Director of Agricultural Education402/
Nebraska Department of Education & Nebraska FFA Association (Ex-Officio)Larry Gossen, NDE402/471/
FFA Alumni Membership Secretary (Ex-Officio)Tammi Steinhauer 2360 Road 321, Sutton, NE 68979402/


Organizational Documents:

Articles of Incorporation, Mission, Bylaws (Amended January, 2016)

2017−2018 Nebraska Vocational Agriculture Foundation

Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Tom Hofmann, High Plains, President

Brandon Grosserode, Elkhorn Valley, Vice President

Sarah Whiting, Creek Valley, Secretary

Amanda Hackenkamp, Cross County, Treasurer


Area Representatives:

Thomas Dux, Fairbury, Districts 1, 2, 5

Kylie Penke, Oakland-Craig, Districts 3, 4, 7

Melissa Bonifas, Blue Hill, Districts 6, 8, 11

Seth Heinert, Ogallala, Districts 9, 10, 12

At Large: Phil Simpson, Burwell

At Large: Lisa Kemp, Wallace

At Large Accountant: Casey Carpenter, Dohman, Akerlund & Eddy, LLC

At Large Omaha: Richard Braasch, Hancock & Dana, PC

At Large, Lincoln: Todd Reed, Cargill

At Large Banker: Greg Ashby, Five Points Bank

At-Large Lawyer: Rod Wetovick, Nance County Attorney


Executive Staff

Maile Ilac Boeder, Executive Director, The Leadership Center


Organizational Documents

Bylaws Amended 11-10-2009 

Articles of Incorporation

Updated October 4, 2019 11:23am