LINCOLN, NE- The Nebraska Cattlemen Nominations Committee announced Under Secretary Greg Ibach as the winner of the 2023 Industry Service Award during the Nebraska Cattlemen Annual Awards Banquet.
The Nebraska Cattlemen Industry Service Award recognizes the contribution of individuals who work outside the cattle industry and go above and beyond to support agriculture.
Under Secretary Greg Ibach stated, “Being recognized by Nebraska Cattlemen for service to our industry means a lot to me and I am honored to be chosen as an awardee this year. With my granddaughters now representing the seventh generation of our family to be involved with farming and ranching in our local community, it’s even more important to continue giving back to our way of life.”
“From serving in our nation’s capital to participating in countless international trade missions to tell the world about high-quality Nebraska beef, Under Secretary Greg Ibach continuously works to ensure cattlemen have a seat at the table where decisions are being made about the future of our industry,” stated Nebraska Cattlemen Executive Vice President Laura Field.
Mr. Ibach served as the Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture from 2005-2017, where he became the longest-serving state agriculture director in Nebraska history.
On October 30, 2017, Greg Ibach was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Purdue to serve as the USDA’s Under Secretary for marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) where he remained until January 2021.
Ibach currently serves as the inaugural Under Secretary in Residence for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
View Under Secretary Ibach’s full award video here.