Laura Field Named Nebraska Cattlemen Director of Legislative Affairs
Nebraska Cattlemen is pleased to announce the hire of Laura Field as Director of Legislative Affairs. She will be responsible for representing Nebraska Cattlemen at the capitol, legislative hearings and other outside agriculture related organizations.
Field holds a Bachelor’s of Animal Science and Agricultural Education from Texas Tech University and a Master’s of Agriculture degree in Beef Industry Leadership from Colorado State University. Prior to joining Nebraska Cattlemen she was a partner in the Denver-based lobbying firm “Williams and Locke” where she represented a broad base of business clients for 10 years.
“It is most exciting for me to have this opportunity to join Nebraska Cattlemen and to work on legislative issues. It is such an important time for cattlemen and cattlewomen to be engaged in the public policy process, and I am looking forward to working with Nebraska’s cattle producers to make a positive impact.”
“I’m thrilled to announce Laura’s role with NC membership and staff. She has the desired industry experience, animal science education, understanding of a member driven association and first-hand lobbying involvement to benefit the members of Nebraska Cattlemen. Laura is natural fit for the Director of Legislative Affairs,” said Pete McClymont, Executive Vice President of Nebraska Cattlemen.
Field is a native of Wharton, Texas where her family is in the purebred Brahman seedstock business. She is married to Tom Field, Director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They are members of Nebraska Cattlemen and NCBA and have ranching interests in Western Colorado. Together they have five children.
Field began her employment with the Nebraska Cattlemen on December 2, 2013.