David Bruntz, a farmer from Friend, Nebraska recently termed off the Nebraska Corn Board after serving from 2013 – 2022 and chose not to seek reappointment. He was appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts to serve as the District 1 Director of the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB), which represents Butler, Cass, Douglas, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders and Seward counties.

Bruntz farms with his brother, Bill, and his nephew, Allen. Together they raise irrigated and non-irrigated corn and soybeans along with feeding cattle. His past leadership roles include serving as the chairman and past chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board, president of the Nebraska Cattlemen, regional vice president for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, executive committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and he served on the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation. Additionally, Bruntz served on the local Coop Board and on the Friend Area Foundation board for 15 years. He currently serves on the executive committee of the U.S. Meat Export Federation representing the feed grains sector. David and his wife, Ann, live in Friend, Nebraska.

“We are so appreciative of the leadership and commitment David provided to the Nebraska Corn Board. His guidance and knowledge over the years he served has helped us to continue excelling the corn industry forward and we couldn’t be more grateful,” said Kelly Brunkhorst, executive director of NCB. “As he left the board in August, there is a big hole to fill. I think that’s a testament to his dedication and being so irreplaceable. We thank him for his time representing the Nebraska Corn Board.”

Bruntz termed off the board in August of 2022 and was recently honored at the November Nebraska Corn Board meeting.

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