Kurt Kruse is a native of Albion, Nebraska. He owns and operates Kruse Farms, a grain and cattle feeding enterprise in Boone County. Kruse is presently semi-retired and rents his ground to young local farmers.
Kruse served eight years on the Albion Public and Boone Central Boards of Education. He is active with the Boone/Nance County Cattlemen. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors and has served on the state level of the Nebraska Cattlemen Board. In 2008, he was one of the General Chairmen for the Cattlemen’s Ball held near Albion. He is also a member of the Albion Education Foundation Advisory Board, the Good Samaritan Society Advisory Group, and has served on the Farm Credit Advisory Board.
Kruse is a graduate of Hastings College with a degree in Business. For five years after college, he was in Sales and Management with an Animal Health and Veterinary Products Company in Wichita, Kansas. In 1981, he moved back to Boone County and started farming.
Kruse is married to Jerene, a retired art teacher, who now spends time in her studio. Their daughter, Andrea, served in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria after graduating from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She is currently an Archaeologist for the Little Missouri Grasslands in Watford City, ND. Their son, Kyle, is a graduate of UNL and received a Masters from Wayne State College. He is presently a Guidance Counselor in the Blair Public School System.
Kruse enjoys landscaping their acreage just outside of Albion. He and Jerene enjoy traveling and venturing to new places.
Since 2010, Kruse’s involvement with the Boone County Foundation Fund has been very rewarding. The mission of BCFF is to make Boone County a place where all communities work together and inspire investment in the quality of life.