Today, the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Board of Directors announced Laura Field will begin serving as NC’s Executive Vice President on March 1, 2023. Laura is a decade long citizen of Nebraska who hails from a rural community in Texas. She is a sixth-generation member of a purebred seedstock cattle operation on the Texas gulf coast and has worked in agricultural policy and government affairs for almost twenty years.
President of Nebraska Cattlemen, Steve Hanson, stated, “Laura’s extensive experience advocating for the beef industry will greatly benefit our members and she will undoubtedly strengthen our organization. We look forward to Laura’s arrival and are excited to work alongside her to serve Nebraska’s beef cattle producers.”
Laura Field said, “I am humbled and honored for the opportunity to work alongside Nebraska cattle producers. The strengths of the Nebraska beef industry are many, and Nebraska Cattlemen is uniquely suited to represent the interests of the various sectors of cattle production by finding common ground in advancing solutions to meet the needs of all beef producers. Growing up in a ranching family, I am excited to serve those I have long admired; the men, women, youth and families who comprise this great industry.”
Laura spent ten years as a partner in a government affairs firm in Denver, Colorado before moving to Nebraska and working as the Vice President of Government Affairs for Nebraska Cattlemen. While at NC, she worked with leadership and membership to help advance the state legislative agenda for the association. She then served as Legislative Coordinator for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA). Laura has extensive beef industry experience including working in livestock production, industry infrastructure expansion efforts, marketing, water and natural resources policy, and agriculturally focused tax reform efforts.
Laura holds a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Education from Texas Tech University and a Master of Agriculture degree from Colorado State University.
She and her husband Tom live just north of Lincoln and are proud of the three young couples and a rising set of 10-year-olds that comprise their family.