Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Names Loseke as the 2023 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholar

UNL Student from Columbus Awarded Prestigious $10,000 Scholarship

LINCOLN, NE(May 24, 2023) - The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) announced Mr. Carsten Loseke of Columbus, Nebraska, as the 2023 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholar.  

Carsten will be a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall where he is majoring in Agricultural Economics and minoring in Animal Science, Engler Entrepreneurship, and the Krutsinger Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars Program. Last summer Carsten took an internship with Cactus Feeders at a feedlot in southwest Kansas, and this summer he will serve as a superintendent for the Platte County Beef Show. Carsten has also held various leadership positions in 4-H and FFA, while remaining involved in his family’s feedlot operation north of Columbus, Nebraska. 


 Carsten Loseke said, “I am honored to be the recipient of the Beef State Scholarship. I would like to thank the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation for the opportunity to apply for this scholarship, and more importantly, the generous donors including those involved in the Retail Value Steer Challenge for their support of young Nebraskans interested in careers in the beef industry. Growing up on a family farm and feedlot operation in Eastern Nebraska, I have been privileged to work with some of the hardest working people in the state, and I am excited to build a career feeding cattle. This scholarship will be beneficial to my education, where I will seek opportunities to give back to the Nebraska beef industry.”

Loren Berger, Vice President of the NCF stated, “We are proud to name Carsten Loseke as this year’s Beef State Scholar. Mr. Loseke is a dedicated and accomplished student who will use his education to strengthen the beef industry. Carsten is well deserving of this honor and we look forward to watching his impact on the beef cattle industry for years to come.”

Besides the Beef State Scholarship, the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation also awarded an additional $64,500 in scholarships to fifty-nine students furthering their education in the 2023-2024 academic year. Carsten Loseke, along with all scholarship recipients, will be recognized at the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting in North Platte on Thursday, June 8, during the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Lunch.

To donate or for more information concerning the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation, contact Lee Weide, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Secretary at (402) 475-2333 or Jana Jensen, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Fundraising Coordinator at (308) 588-6299.

Established in 2014, the Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship is the premier Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation scholarship providing a $10,000 award to an outstanding junior, senior, or graduate level Nebraska resident student enrolled in a Nebraska college or university pursuing a beef industry related degree.


Founded in 1988, Nebraska Cattlemen is a grass roots membership policy organization - governed by the NC Board of Directors and committed to protecting the interests of Nebraska’s beef cattle producers at the local, state, and federal level. Nebraska Cattlemen’s mission is to work on behalf of Nebraska cattle producers- pasture to plate