The board of directors of the Nebraska Cattlemen has selected Pete McClymont as its new executive vice president.
"Nebraska Cattlemen is excited to welcome Pete McClymont as our new executive vice president," says Dale Spencer, a rancher from Brewster and NC president. "Pete brings excellent industry and legislative experience to this position, as well as wide spread respect from cattlemen and others in the agriculture industry as well as our state legislature."
A native of Holdrege, McClymont grew up on a diversified operation consisting of cattle feeding, ranching and row crops, primarily corn and soybeans. He graduated from
Holdrege High School and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
He previously worked with his father and brothers on the family operation until serving as vice president of legislative affairs for the membership of Nebraska Cattlemen. McClymont was active with the NC affiliate Phelps/Gosper Livestock Feeders. He became a member of the NC Board starting in 1996 and served as the association's president in 2006.
McClymont also serves on the board of We Support Agriculture and was president of that state multi-organization group a year ago.
As NC executive vice president, he also will be the association's director on the board of the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska, or A-FAN.
"I am honored and humbled to be selected as executive vice president for the membership of Nebraska Cattlemen," McClymont says. "For the past seven sessions at the Nebraska Legislature, I've experienced first-hand the respect and stature of Nebraska Cattlemen. As currently being a beef producer myself, I'm excited to continue my professional service for NC members."
McClymont replaces Michael Kelsey, who served in that capacity for nine years. Kelsey returned to his native Oklahoma to become executive vice president of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association.
The Nebraska Cattlemen association serves as the representative for the state's beef cattle industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders, as well as county and local cattlemen's associations. Its headquarters are in Lincoln, but a second office in Lakeside serves cattlemen in western Nebraska.