AFAN has announced the hiring of Kris Bousquet of Lincoln, Neb., as its new Director of Livestock Development. His appointment is effective as of October 26.
AFAN (The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska) is a non-profit organization formed by leading agricultural membership groups in Nebraska to encourage the development of environmentally responsible and economically viable livestock production in the state.
Bousquet’s responsibilities at AFAN include taking the lead in building relationships with our partners, working one-on-one with producers interested in adding or expanding livestock operations, and work to expand opportunities that add value to our grain commodities and livestock species throughout Nebraska.
Bousquet was born and raised on a dairy, diversified row crop, and beef farm in South Sioux City, Nebraska where his passion for agriculture grew. He has also been active in the Nebraska Air National Guard since 2009 where he currently holds the rank of Technical Sergeant and works as an aircraft mechanic. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Applied Science and is currently pursuing his master’s in animal Welfare and Behavior at UNL. Until joining AFAN, Bousquet was the Farmer Relations Manager in Nebraska for Midwest Dairy and the Executive Director of Nebraska State Dairy Association. Bousquet will continue as the Executive Director with NSDA as he transitions into his new role with AFAN.
“I am very excited to have Kris join our team,” said AFAN Executive Director Steve Martin. “His skills, experience and network will be tremendous assets to help expand AFAN’s reach in working with producers and other partners to grow the livestock industry in Nebraska. Agriculture in our number one industry and growing the livestock sector supports rural economic vitality. The AFAN team is fully staffed and ready to help grow Nebraska agriculture.”