J.D. Alexander was named the Nebraska LEAD Alumni Outstanding Alum for 2018. J.D. has been active in multiple farm organizations, his local community and is definitely deserving of this award. Among other ventures, J.D. received the Nebraska Cattlemen 2017 Hall of Fame Award. The award highlights Nebraska Cattlemen members who exemplify an ongoing commitment to the beef cattle industry. Presented only once annually, the Hall of Fame award is the organization’s highest honor.
He is a 3rd generation farmer-feeder and owns Alexander Cattle and Farms. The operation consists of 2,000 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa and a feedlot enterprise that markets about 15,000 head of cattle annually. In 2001, Alexander served as the Nebraska Cattlemen president and in 2012 he served as the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President. Regulatory burdens were a corner-stone of NCBA’s work while he was in office. Three free-trade agreements (FTAs) – with Panama, Columbia and South Korea – were implemented by Congress. Those three FTAs allowed for lowered tariffs on exports of U.S. beef to important markets, leveling the playing field for beef producers.
Congratulations J.D. and thank you for all you have done to support your industry!!