Palm, a resident of Gering, Nebraska, is CEO of 21st Century Equipment, LLC, headquartered in Bridgeport, Nebraska. The company operates 11 John Deere agricultural dealerships in western Nebraska, eastern Colorado, and western Kansas.
“One of our core values at the Conservancy is to work with people and communities, not against them. Our trustees, who come from all around the state, are vital for keeping us true to this value. As a business and community leader, as well as a farmer and rancher, Owen brings great skills and perspective to the chairman’s role,” said Mace Hack, state director.
Palm succeeds Ed Hotz, an Omaha attorney who served as Nebraska chair for three years.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve,” said Palm. “I support the ideals of The Nature Conservancy and hope that I can help the organization to achieve its conservation mission.”
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.