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Erdman to Lead Nebraska Farm Bureau Membership DepartmentErdman to Lead Nebraska Farm Bureau Membership Department

He previously had been an agriculture aide to Sen. Johanns and a state senator.

August 27, 2014

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The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation has hired Philip Erdman as vice president of membership. Erdman previously has served as state agriculture director for U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns.

"Phil will bring a lot of energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas to increase membership in our organization," says Rob Robertson, NFBF chief administrator. "With his leadership skills and self-motivation, he will be a great addition to our team in developing strategic relations, serving our current membership and recruiting new members."


Prior to his position with Johanns, Erdman was a Nebraska state senator for the 47th Legislative District. He grew up on a farm operation near Bayard and spent time working at the Valley Bank and Trust Company in Gering.

Erdman earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in agriculture leadership, education and communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2000. He has been a NFBF member for more than a decade.

As Vice President of Membership, Erdman will be responsible for all aspects of NFBF membership functions, including recruitment, retentions and engagement, as well as member benefits and business recruitment, according to Robertson. "He will have oversight for strategies to guide membership marketing, including development of internal and external promotion of membership value.

More than 56,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members. For more, visit nefb.org.

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