NWB Board Members
Delsing was appointed to serve his second term in August 2019. He represents District #1 and is the current chairman. He, his wife Karen, now deceased, and their three children: Amy, Tad and Scott, raised dry-land wheat, corn and cattle on their farm and ranch operation in Dawes and Box Butte counties. He and his son Scott still work the land originally homesteaded by their family in the 1890s.
Bob is also a member of the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association, the United Methodist Church of Hemingford, the American Legion, the Nebraska Farm Bureau, the Nebraska Rural Radio and National Farmers Union. He is a past board member of the Hemingford Coop Telephone Company, Hemingford Rural Fire Protection and the Dawes County Rural School District #47.
Tyson was appointed to serve his first term in September of 2018 as the representative for District #2. He is a fifth-generation to operate the family farm and ranch in Cheyenne County. Tyson, his wife Regina, and their two children, Isaac and Clara, raise hard red winter and hard white wheat, corn and Proso millet. They also run an Angus-Hereford cow-calf operation. Tyson serves on the Cheyenne County Farm Bureau and the Kimball-Banner-Cheyenne County Extension Boards.
Kent Lorens was appointed in March of 2014 to represent District #4 to complete a vacated term and appointed for his first full term in 2016.
Lorens grew up on the family farm, which he took over in 1986. There he, his wife Marilyn, and their four children grow wheat in addition to a cow-calf operation. Lorens has also been active in many local organizations, including the Hitchcock County School Board, the Dundy County-Stratton School Board, the Stratton Recreation Board, the Hitchcock County Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Wheat Advisory Board. He is also a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Von was appointed for his first full term in 2021 to represent District #5 on the Nebraska Wheat Board.
Jared is a fourth-generation farmer raising wheat, soybeans, corn, grain sorghum, oats, alfalfa and sunflowers. He also manages a cow-calf herd, owns a trucking company, and works as a crop insurance adjuster. Jared and his wife, Julie, have four children: Taylor, Clayton, Dierks and Capri. When not farming, Jared also works extensively with Furnas County 4-H.
Knobel was appointed in August 2019 for his second term representing District #6. He currently serves as the vice chairman.
Knobel and his family currently operate Knobel Seeds, a certified seed business near Fairbury. Knobel has hosted multiple trade teams for NWB at his seed operation in the last three years. He’s also served on multiple other agriculture-related organizations and boards including the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association, Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska FFA Foundation.
Rick was appointed for his first full term in 2020 to represent District #7 on the Nebraska Wheat Board. Rick represents the NWB on the Wheat Marketing Center board.
Rick graduated from UNL with a degree in Ag Economics. He married his wife, Chris, in 1973 and after working for three years in ag. lending, Rick began farming full time. The Dunbar’s farm in Frontier and Dawson counties where they raise corn, soybeans, popcorn and certified seed wheat and run a cow-calf herd. He is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association (past board member), the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association and the Eustis Lions Club.
Mary Kimberly Eisenzimmer
Big Springs, NE
Mary was appointed in November 2022 to represent District #3 on the Nebraska Wheat Board. Mary was raised on the farm that she and her husband Keith, operate for the family raising wheat and corn. She graduated from UNL with degrees in Agribusiness and Ag Education and has spent over 20 years working for 21st Century Equipment/John Deere. Mary and Keith have two daughters: Makenna and Kallie. She is a board member on the Nebraska Agriculture Leadership Council, Keith County Farm Bureau, Friends of the Ogallala FFA and is a past board member of the Keith County 4-H Council, Rotary Club of Ogallala, and the Keith County Chamber of Commerce. Mary was a fellow for Nebraska LEAD XXX and is a member of the United Methodist Church.