Ibach to lead NE Department of Agriculture

Kearney – Last night, Governor-elect Pete Ricketts announced during his remarks at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Annual Dinner that Greg Ibach would lead the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Greg Ibach of Sumner has served as Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture since 2005. He and his family continue to maintain a cow/calf and grain operation in the area. Ibach also serves as the vice president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Ibach formerly served as Deputy Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture for over six years. Prior to his service with the department, Ibach worked for Farm Credit Services. He also has served in leadership within the Nebraska Beef Council, Nebraska Farm Bureau, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. In 2006, he was selected as a member of the Agriculture Builders of Nebraska and in 2007, he was elected to the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement. “Greg’s ag background and tested leadership in the department will help build on the successes of the past decade,” said Governor-elect Pete Ricketts. “I will work closely with Greg to implement my plan to grow agriculture here in Nebraska.”