Chuck Hassebrook is Executive Director of the Center. He has served on the Center staff for nearly 35 years and been instrumental in passage of numerous state and federal policy reforms.
Chuck has served for nearly 18 years on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, including two terms as chair. He also serves on the Board of the USDA North Central Region Rural Development Center. He previously served on the Nebraska Rural Development Commission, US Department of Agriculture National Commission on Small Farms, USDA Agricultural Science and Technology Review Board and the Board of Bread for the World.
Chuck is a university of Nebraska graduate and a native of Platte Center, Nebraska where his family has been engaged in farming for more than a century. He lives with his wife Kate in Lyons, where they are active in Bethany Lutheran Church. They have two sons, Anton and Peter, both students at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Chuck enjoys reading and wood working in his spare time.
Contact Chuck at 402.687.2103 ext 1018 or firstname.lastname@example.org