Taylor Nelson is a fifth-generation farmer from Jackson, Nebraska, where he leads the operation alongside his father Doug Nelson and uncle Jim Nelson. Together they produce corn and soybeans in Dixon and Dakota counties. Taylor is passionate about technology, and he channels that energy into evaluating new technologies to implement on his farm for increased efficiency and profitability. After college, Taylor returned to his family’s farm, and he and his wife Emily also purchased a local convenience store. Together they transformed it into a thriving community gathering spot. In 2017, Taylor was the youngest member to be appointed by the governor to the Nebraska Ethanol Board. He was recently elected and serves as a member of his Farm Service Agency county committee and as vice president of the Northeast Nebraska chapter of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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