Kristen Koch and Paige Bek join Nebraska Cattlemen |

Kristen Koch and Paige Bek join Nebraska Cattlemen

Nebraska Cattlemen has added two new members to its staff. They are Kristen Koch, Director of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs and Paige Bek, Director of Communications.

Koch, from Laurel, NE, is currently completing her third year of law school with an expected graduation date of May 2011 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Koch received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from UNL in 2008. Koch’s family raises row corps, has a small feeder operation and a cow/calf operation. “Environmental issues in agricultural are growing and becoming more pervasive and I am excited to represent the agricultural industry in this field.” She is excited to be helping the members of Nebraska Cattlemen to understand current policies and she will be working on regulatory and legislative issues.

Bek is from Curtis, NE and she will be graduating from UNL with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics in December 2010. Bek comes from a diversified crop and livestock operation. She is passionate about agriculture and is “excited about communicating the benefits agriculture has to offer our great state.” Bek is working part-time until January after which she will be serving the cattle industry full-time. She is working with the Web site, press relations, member newsletters, and other communication responsibilities.

Executive Vice President Michael Kelsey stated, “Nebraska Cattlemen has been blessed with outstanding talent in our staff. Kristen and Paige have the skill and passion to immediately contribute to staff’s high dedication and commitment to serving Nebraska Cattlemen members. We are thrilled to have them on our team.”

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