Laurel man accepts Nebraska Farm Bureau position


Jason Kvols of Laurel has accepted the northeast regional director of membership position within the Nebraska Farm Bureau membership department.
The announcement was made Monday by Phil Erdman vice president of membership for Nebraska Farm Bureau. Kvols replaces Megan Kvols, who was hired as the director of ag literacy for the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.
“We are very excited to make this announcement. We look forward to Jason coming into our Farm Bureau family, building new relationships and continuing our efforts to place a stronger emphasis on strengthening our county Farm Bureau models and increasing membership in Northeast Nebraska,” Erdman said.
Kvols served on the Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors from 2008-2014. Before that, he and his wife Kathy served as Midwest representatives on the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and also were active as District 3 representatives on the Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
Kvols graduated from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minn., with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After college he farmed, most recently raised hogs and ran a trucking business near Laurel. The Kvols are Cedar County Farm Bureau members and have been for 20 years. He and his wife have six children and live on a farm near Laurel.
“Kvols brings an excellent skill set to this position. He has been through the rank and file of Nebraska Farm Bureau and understands how our grassroots system works. He understands the needs that county Farm Bureaus have and because he is a farmer, he knows what farmers and ranchers in Northeast Nebraska face every day. He has a passion for agriculture and Farm Bureau and that should serve our members well in the northeast district,” Erdman said.
Kvols first day with Nebraska Farm Bureau will be June 1.