Kurt Kruse


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.​