Jim Jenkins is an owner and operator of several Nebraska restaurants including Skeeter Barnes Steakhouse and BBQ. He is also managing partner of his family’s cow/calf and yearling ranch operation near Callaway. Since moving back to the ranch in 1996, Jenkins has implemented progressive grazing practices and multispecies grazing using cattle and goats. Jenkins is a passionate advocate for rural communities and value-added agribusiness development including ethanol and wind energy. Jenkins currently serves as chairman of the Nebraska Ethanol Board and is an advisor to the Center for Grassland Studies at the University of Nebraska.
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