Spurgin was appointed August 2023 to represent the At-Large vacated term for the Nebraska Wheat Board.
Spurgin was elected to the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association executive board in December of 2014. He has served as the association President and is currently on the board. Mark owns Spurgin Inc. which is involved in cattle feeding and raising crops including wheat, corn, soybeans, and feed crops.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska, the Colorado School of Banking in Boulder, and the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Ks. Spurgin has been a member of the West Central District and Keith County Farm Advisory Committee, the Keith County Planning and Zoning Board, served on the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission representing District 7, the Nebraska Beef Council, the Nebraska Cattlemen, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association. Spurgin also traveled with the Governor and the US Meat Export Federation on trade missions to Japan, China, Mexico, and Cuba. He is also a member of the American Legion Post 303.