Nebraska Cattlemen Announces Matthew Melchor as Director of State Government Affairs

LINCOLN, NE (April 29, 2024) – Nebraska Cattlemen is pleased to announce the hire of Matthew Melchor as director of state government affairs. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Matthew holds an A.S. in Agriculture from Hutchinson Community College, a B.S. in Agribusiness from Kansas State University, and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University. Melchor has previously interned in government affairs for Kansas Farm Bureau and BASF Ag Solutions North America. Most recently, Melchor worked as a summer research intern for the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, focusing on the upcoming Farm Bill. He was also selected as the 2023 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Anthony M. Grano Fellow in Agricultural Policy. Additionally, he is a 2024 Farm Foundation Agricultural Scholar.

Melchor stated, “Through my previous experiences in public policy and research in graduate school, I have been fascinated with the livestock industry. I’m thrilled to use the skills and knowledge gained from these past opportunities to advocate for hard-working ranchers in the state of Nebraska. I look forward to working with the rest of the Nebraska Cattlemen staff and association members to help push the legislative issues most important to producers in the Beef State.”

Executive Vice President, Laura Field said, “Nebraska Cattlemen is excited to welcome Matthew to the team. Matthew brings experience, curiosity and a passion for the cattle industry, and I look forward to his immediate positive impact on shaping policy for cattle producers in Nebraska.”

Melchor will begin his duties on June 1, 2024.