Nebraska Corn Growers Association Elects Officers at Annual Meeting

Members of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association gathered at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln on Thursday, December 1, 2016, for their annual meeting.  During the meeting, NeCGA elected officers and recognized a past executive director of the association for his committed service.

Scott Merritt, President of Capitol Management Group, was honored with NeCGA’s Golden Ear award, which recognizes outstanding service to Nebraska’s corn industry.  Merritt served as the executive director of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) for over 18 years – leading the association in becoming the premier legislative and membership advocate for Nebraska’s corn growers.

NeCGA President Larry Mussack presented the award commenting, “We truly appreciate the years of dedication that Scott gave to the association which set a solid foundation for our association’s future growth.”

Following the annual meeting, the election of officers was held.  Dan Wesely of Morse Bluff was elected as the new President of NeCGA. Other officers elected include: Dan Nerud of Dorchester, Vice President; Andy Jobman of Gothenburg, Secretary; and Chuck Emanuel of North Bend, Treasurer. Larry Mussack of Decatur will move to Chairman of the Board after serving two years as President of the association. NeCGA is thankful for Larry’s commitment to the organization during his term.

“We are very grateful for the volunteer efforts that our grower leadership and officers give on an annual basis,” said Kelly Brunkhorst, executive director of NeCGA. “As we finish up our new strategic plan, I look forward to working alongside our leadership in increasing opportunities for our membership.”

For more information, contact:

Morgan Wrich, Nebraska Corn Growers Association

(402) 438-6459


The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is accepting application for Class I of its PRIME Program. This program is designed for Nebraska producers who want to increase their knowledge and better themselves and their operation in all aspects. All sessions are focused on maximizing the long-term viability of the operation through the latest research, emerging technologies, farm management practices, and peer relationships.
The program consists of three sessions, lasting approximately two days each, plus attendance at the Nebraska Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting. Participants can expect a total time commitment of 6-8 days away from the farm over a 12-month period. The material will be relevant and presented by the best that the industry has to offer. Locations of the sessions will be determined once the class has been selected.
A registration fee of $190 is required up enrollment. The fee will be waived for NeCGA 3-year members. All other costs of the program will be covered by NeCGA. The class will consist of 8-12 corn farmers selected from applications and local association board recommendations.
Applications should be submitted by December 9th, 2016, but late applications will be considered if an email is sent to Morgan Wrich,, or applicants call the office, 402-438-6459. Participants will be selected and notified in January. Primary selection criteria will be the applicant’s desire and ability to participate and contribute during all sessions. Diversity among farm size, geographic location, and background will be sought as well.
For an application, click here: prime-program-info-sheet