04/03/2013 Robert Schafer
District 5

Robert Schafer
609 Elk Street
Beatrice, NE  68310
(402) 228-3443
(402) 228-3406 (facsimile)
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District 5

Elected to the Board of Regents 2014
Appointed to Board of Regents by Governor David Heineman on March 20, 2013

Personal and Professional
Born in Pawnee City
Married to Andrea Darling, two children
Carlson, Schafer & Davis – Managing Partner
Practice Areas: Agricultural Law, Banking and Corporate Law, Estate
Planning, Probate, Real Estate Law and Taxation
Farm Real Estate and Livestock Owner/Operator
Nebraska Air National Guard – Staff Judge Advocate, Major (Lieutenant Colonel Select)

University of Nebraska College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1996
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Bachelor of Science, Business, 1991
Pawnee City Public High School, Diploma, 1986

Civic Activities and Memberships
3rd Degree Master Mason Lodges 23 and 26
Air Force Association
American Legion Post 39
American Veterans Association
Beatrice Chamber of Commerce
Beatrice Mary YMCA – Past Board Member
Beatrice Rotary Club – Current Member and Past President
Ducks Unlimited
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 531
Military Officers Association of America
National Guard Association of Nebraska
National Guard Association of the United States
National Rifle Association of America
Nebraska Alumni Association
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce – Current Board Member
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation
Pheasants Forever
Sesostris Shrine
St. John Lutheran Church
United Service Organization ‐ USO
United Services Automobile Association ‐ USAA

Professional Associations and Memberships
Kansas State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association Budget and Planning Chair
Nebraska State Bar Association Executive Council – Past Member
Nebraska State Bar Association Military Law Committee ‐ Vice Chair
Nebraska State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section – Past Vice Chair
Tri County Bar Association – President

Bar Admissions
Nebraska State Court, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1996
Kansas State Court, 1997
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1997

Military Affiliations
Company B, 2/134th Infantry, Auburn/Falls City, Nebraska – Enlisted Member, 1985‐1993
Nebraska National State Area Command, Lincoln, Nebraska – Law Clerk, 1993‐1997
35th Infantry Division Headquarters, Leavenworth, Kansas – Assistant Judge Advocate, 1997‐2000
130th Field Artillery Brigade, Topeka, Kansas ‐ Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 2000‐2003
67th Area Support Group, Lincoln, Nebraska – Staff Judge Advocate, 2003‐2005
155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska ‐ Assistant Judge Advocate, 2005‐2007
155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska ‐ Deputy Judge Advocate, 2007‐2010
155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska ‐ Staff Judge Advocate, 2010‐Present

Date Headline
02/01/2013 Randolph Ferlic M.D.

District 3

Chairman 2008
Vice Chairman 2007
Re-elected 2006
Re-elected 2000
Chairman 2000
Vice-chairman 1999
Elected to the Board of Regents in 1994

Personal and Professional
Born in Columbus, Nebraska on April 7, 1955
Married to Kate Borchman on December 31, 1991, two children
Program Director, Center for Rural Affairs

Community Activities
Bethany Lutheran Church, Lyons, NE

Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement
Outstanding Alumnus Award -- Central Community College-Platte Campus

Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Graduate of Lakeview High School in Columbus

Professional Memberships and Service
U. S. Department of Agriculture Commission on Small Farms, 1997-1999
Nebraska Network 21 Food Systems Committee, 1993-1997
Keystone Center Structure of Agriculture Group
Former co-chairman, North Central Region Technical Committee, USDA Low Input Sustainable Agriculture Research Program
External Advisory Committee on Bioethics, Iowa State University, 1987-1990
Advisory committee for the Human Systems Research Team, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, 1990-1994
Board of Directors, Bread for the World, 1988-1994
USDA Agricultural Science and Technology Review Board, 1991-1996
Agriculture Builders of Nebraska
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