Sheila Johnson
Public Information Officer, Nebraska Environmental Trust
Phone: (402) 471-5409
Fax: (402) 471-8233


Press Release: Governor Makes Environmental Trust Board Appointment


Lincoln, NE – March 17, 2014 - Governor Dave Heineman has appointed Kevin Peterson of Osceola to the Nebraska Environmental Trust Board.  Mr. Peterson will complete James Stuart Jr.’s term on the board that expires March 2017.  Mr. Stuart passed away last month and had served on the Trust board since 2008. Mr Stuart was a prominent banker who had served on the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, The Nature Conservancy board and several other boards and foundations.


Kevin Peterson


Mr. Peterson graduated from Osceola High School and received an Associate Degree in Diversified Agriculture from Southeast Community College in Beatrice.  He was on the Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors 2007-2013, is on the Nebraska Pork Producers Board of Directors 2014-present, Polk County 4-H Council 2010-present and Osceola Future Farmers of America Alumni 2008-present.

Mr. Peterson is a pork producer and row crop farmer.  He and his wife have two sons, nine and six and a daughter about to turn three.  He said, “I’m excited to join the Trust board and have the opportunity to work together with conservation and ag interests in the best interest of the State and its people.”       

Mr. Peterson will begin serving immediately and will have a confirmation hearing in the Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee and seek approval by the full Legislature. 

For more information, you may contact Ms Sheila Johnson at 402-471-1714.