With research collaboration with institutions of higher learning, the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition does not provide funding for indirect costs such as facilities and administration.

Twila PhilippsTwila Phillips
NGLC Grants Financial Manager
P.O. Box 28
Mullen, NE 69152

Twila is the Executive Secretary of the Sandhills Resource Conservation and Development office in Mullen, and also serves as the Grants Financial Manager for the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition. She has done the bookkeeping and financial management for the NGLC since the spring of 2008.

Twila and her husband own and operate the ranch that was purchased by his grandfather in the 1930s in north central Nebraska. She is also involved with the Nebraska LEAD Alumni Association, Nebraska Cattlewomen, Nebraska Wine & Grape Growers Association and the Sandhills Cattle Association.

Twila and her husband have six children — two are married, one is in graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, one is in college at Hastings College and two are still at home.

Twila says, "NGLC is important because the organization strives to promote a greater understanding of the value of grasslands through tried and proven grazing practices as well as innovative strategies that promote healthy grasslands."

Ron BolzeRon Bolze
NGLC Coordinator
315 East 5th Street
Chadron, NE 69337

Cell: 402 321 0067

Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition contracted Ron Bolze as the NGLC coordinator. In this role, Bolze implements workshops and tours across the state, handling grant fulfillment, and conducting communications and public awareness for the organization as part of his job responsibilities. He also oversees the Cowboy Logic Stewardship Network and the NGLC Rangeland Monitoring Program, and serves as the Nebraska representative of the national Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative.

Bolze's experience in the beef cattle industry is diverse including beef cattle extension specialist work with Kansas State University and industry positions with Certified Angus Beef, the American Shorthorn Association, the Red Angus Association of America and currently is also employed as Executive Vice President of the Braunvieh Association of America.

Ben Schiltz
NGLC Range Tech East
385 Plant Science Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln NE 68583
Office: 402-472-4933

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