Gothenburg man appointed to Nebraska Ethanol Board
Scott McPheeters joins the Nebraska Ethanol Board as the business representative. He was appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts Feb. 9 and sworn in by the legislature March 3.
McPheeters has a family farm operation, southwest of Gothenburg, producing food-grade white and yellow corn for Frito-Lay, as well as soybeans and alfalfa hay.
His family also has rangeland for beef production. While little of his corn crop actually ends up in ethanol production, McPheeters said he is still passionate about promoting renewable fuels.
“I’m looking forward to working with a board that has been so effective at helping our state build 25 ethanol plants and increasing knowledge and promotion of ethanol use, because it is a win for all parties,” McPheeters said. “It’s good for farmers, livestock producers, consumers and the environment.”
When not farming and advocating for ethanol, McPheeters and his wife, Patti, enjoy time with their children and grandchildren.
Paul Kenney, who farms near Kearney, preceded McPheeters as the business representative on the Ethanol Board. Kenney was recently elected to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.