Kim Peterson grew up on a family farm in Fillmore County, Neb., and currently resides on the family farm near Grafton. She is a former Nebraska LEAD member. Peterson attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a degree in animal science. Upon graduation Kim served as communications director for the Nebraska Stock Growers Association in Alliance. After five years, she returned to the family farm in Fillmore County and stayed at home to raise her sons. More recently, Peterson has taken classes at UNL to complete a graduate degree in marketing, communications and advertising. In 1992 she accepted the position of communications coordinator with the University of Nebraska at the South Central Research and Extension Center. She was employed there until the center closed in 2003. Peterson then transferred to the UNL campus where she served as coordinator and outreach program specialist for the Nebraska Rural Initiative. Presently, Kim continues in her outreach program specialist role with the Rural Futures Institute.
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