One stop on the 2016 Young Cattlemen's Conference was at the McDonald's headquarters outside Chicago, IL. Joel Weber, a cattle feeder representing the Nebraska Cattlemen, shared his experience with Northern Ag Network's Lane Nordlund.
Weber, of Dorchester, NE is co-owner and manager of Weber Feedyards, LLC. The operation consists of a commercial feedyard and row-crop irrigated farming in southeast Nebraska. Weber grew up on the operation and is the fourth generation to operate the business. He has overseen the expansion of the feedyard in 2012 and again in 2015 to the current capacity of 9000 head. He graduated from Dorchester High School in 1991 and from the University of Nebraska in 1995. He married Amy Thiele in 2001 and together have three children: Christian, Jacob, and Sophia.
Much of the family's time is spent at kids' activities and Nebraska sporting events. The family enjoys 4-H, boating during the summer, and traveling. He and his wife pride themselves raising their kids with the same values from which they were raised.
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