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Block named Vice President of Nebraska Grain & Feed Association


LINCOLN—The Nebraska Grain and Feed Association (NeGFA) board of directors have selected Kristi Block as the next executive vice president of the organization replacing Richard D. Sanne, who plans to retire in March 2017. Block joins NeGFA from First Five Nebraska where she has a broad range of experience in planning and promotion, membership recruitment and retention, writing, and collaboration.

Block grew up on a corn and soybean farm where her family also raised cattle. She has been involved in Nebraska agriculture her entire life. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Journalism from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Master of Business Administration degree from Midland University in Fremont, Neb.

“I am thrilled to have Kristi join our organization,” said John Meuret of J.E. Meuret Grain Company of Brunswick, Neb., president of NeGFA. “Kristi’s leadership experience and passion for agriculture are perfect to continue to lead the NeGFA.”

After Sanne informed the board in August 2016 of his intention to retire, the search for his replacement began. “From the beginning of this process, I expressed my desire for a smooth transition,” Sanne said. “I offer my sincere congratulations to Kristi and I look forward to working with her and the board to make sure this organization continues its strong commitment to our industry.” Sanne will leave the organization after serving the trades for 20 years.

The Nebraska Grain and Feed Association, established in 1896, is a trade association with members in the grain, feed, and all allied industries. The association serves the industry in the regulatory, legislative, technological, and educational sectors.

Kristi is a graduate of Gothenburg High School, and is the daughter of Michael and Jolene Block.