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Nancy Peterson


Gordon, NE

Nancy and her husband, Rex, own and operate Plum Thicket Farms in Sheridan County, Nebraska, with their son, Patrick. They have two other children, Galen and Kate, and three grandchildren. Nancy and her family are passionate about using grazing to improve the range and soil. Because of their efforts, they were honored with the 2016 Aldo Leopold Award for Conservation and named the 2016 Commercial Beef Breeder of the year by the Beef Improvement Federation. Plum Thicket Farms also provides internships for young adults pursuing ranching and natural resource management careers. Before moving to the Sandhills in 1998, Nancy was a cow-calf veterinarian in the Colorado Mountain town of Yampa. She is an active member of the Church of God Leadership team in Gordon, NE; secretary of the Willow Tree Board; and a teacher for the 2nd Street Youth Program. She also served on the Nebraska Cattlemen Board from 2016 through 2019. When not working on the ranch or in her other activities, Nancy can be found reading, walking through the pastures, or working in her garden.

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