Consultant Staff

 

Tina Barrett

Director/Farm Financial Consultant

I am originally from Hordville, Nebraska (North of the Interstate between York and Aurora) where I grew up on a family farm. The operation consists of mostly irrigated corn and soybeans. I certainly learned a lot about the diversity of agriculture when I married a Panhandle native where farming is so much different than where I grew up!

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I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May of 1999 with a degree in Agriculture Economics and an emphasis in Farm and Ranch Management. I started as a consultant with Nebraska Farm Business after graduation and have also been the executive director since 2002. I thoroughly enjoy working with clients all across the state helping to solve their financial needs and best manage their tax liabilities.

My husband, Anthony and I, have been married since 1998 and have four very active girls, Taylor, Natalie, Carly, and Anna at home.

Anthony Barrett

Farm Financial Consultant

I grew up on a cow/calf and dryland grain farm near Harrisburg, NE. My parents are still active in that operation raising wheat, proso millet, corn, and forage crops for haying and grazing. I graduated from UNL in 2000 with a BS in Diversified Agriculture. I started with Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. on a part time basis after I graduated and became a Farm Financial Consultant in November 2002.
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I passed the Enrolled Agent exam in 2009 which allows me to represent clients before the IRS. I currently practice with a full client load offering accounting, tax preparation, W-2 & 1099 preparation, full payroll service, bill pay, and farm financial analysis. NFBI specializes in farm analysis and farm taxation, working with clients throughout the great state of Nebraska.

My wife, Tina, and I are part owners of NFBI. We have four daughters! In our spare time (however much there may be) we love taking road trips and have driven to all 48 lower states with our kids. We also stay busy with school activities and enjoy attending Nebraska volleyball games. I also very much enjoy helping on our family’s farms. Harvest is my favorite time of year and I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to help family, friends, or clients at harvest time. One of my favorite places to be is in the seat of a combine or tractor!

Michelle Seifert

Farm Financial Consultant

I am originally from Steinauer, Nebraska, a small community in the Southeast part of the state. I earned my bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Kentucky University, and returned to Nebraska in 2008 when I took a position as a Farm Financial Consultant at Nebraska Farm Business.

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I am married with 3 children and 4 grandchildren. In my free time I enjoy hiking, cycling, camping, and sewing.

Kylie Abbenhaus

Farm Financial Consultant

I grew up on my family’s farm in Bloomfield, NE, a small town in Northeast Nebraska. I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I graduated in May of 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Agribusiness and Accounting. I started with Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. in October 2017 as an Associate Farm Financial Consultant.
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In my spare time, I enjoy going back to the farm to spend time with family, cheering on the Huskers, and participating in a variety of sports and outdoor activities.

Andrew Rahe

Associate Farm Financial Consultant

I grew up on the family farm near small town of Harbine, in Southeast Nebraska. I attended UNL and graduated with a degree in Agribusiness with a Minor in Agronomy in 2017. I started working at Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. in August 2021, previously working at a small-town bank.

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When I’m not working, you can catch me helping on the farm, hunting, fishing, golfing, or watching football. A fun fact is that I have rode an Elephant in Zimbabwe.

Karen Gomez

Associate Farm Financial Consultant

I was born in Iowa and after a few years moving around with my military family, I grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska. In 7th grade I became involved in 4-H and spent a majority of my summers at the Sarpy County Fair and the Nebraska State Fair. I attended Metropolitan Community College and Bellevue University for my degrees, including my M.S. in Accounting which I earned in 2019. I started at Nebraska Farm Business September 2021.

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I am a mom of 5, and a Pomeranian, Monty. I have no grandkids but I do have 1 grand-dog, 2 grand-cats and 7 grand-ferrets!
In my spare time I knit, hang out with my dog and my husband, and dream about owning sheep or alpacas.

Gary Bredensteiner

Farm Financial Consultant

In 2002 I retired as director of farm management operations with the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

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I received my B.S. in agricultural economics from Iowa State University and a M.S. from the University of Nebraska -Lincoln with a major in agricultural economics and a minor in accounting.

In 1989, I completed requirements to practice before the IRS as an enrolled agent. I have worked in the field of agricultural accounting, analysis, and income tax preparation since 1968.

From 1976 to July of 2002, I was the coordinator of the Nebraska Farm Business Association. Over the last 30 plus years, I have worked with Nebraska farmers and ranches to provide financial analysis of their operations.

Jim Stewart

Farm Financial Consultant

My brother and I were charter members of the Nebraska Farm Business Association in 1976. We are the third generation to farm and truck south of Lincoln.

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I received a degree in production agriculture technology from the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. I have been employed by Nebraska Farm Business since 1986 and I completed requirements to practice before the IRS as an enrolled agent in 1990. I primarily work on tax planning and tax preparation.

My hobbies include flying and skiing.

Support Staff

Robyn Stubbendick

Accounting Specialist

I am originally from Tekamah, Nebraska. Since college my husband and I have lived in Southeast Nebraska where we farm, growing mostly corn and soybeans. We also own and operate a culvert business. I’ve learned various aspects of conservation and farming from growing up with my Dad operating a heavy equipment business, to marrying a farmer and currently serving on my local FSA County Committee.  I have worked at Nebraska Farm Business since November of 2014.
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I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Spending time with my family and friends is where I enjoy most of my free time. I serve on Church Council and continue to be involved in 4-H on a county and state level.  I also enjoy spending time outdoors, reading and scrap booking.

Kendra Gaughen

Administrative Assistant

I grew up in Hampton, NE a small town 60 miles west of Lincoln. After graduating from high school, I moved to Lincoln to attend Southeast Community College where I focus in business. I continued my education with Bellevue University graduating with a Batchelor’s degree in Business. My primary work experience is owning and operating an in-home daycare for 9 years, before that I worked in accounting at Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers.

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I’m a mother to beautiful twin girls who are eleven. We enjoy the outdoors, playing board games, and going to Hampton to visit grandma, papa, and other family members.

Brittny Sellhorst

Administrative Manager

I grew up in the small town of Howells, Nebraska. After graduating high school, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Peru State College. I have experienced the farm life growing up with many family members owning and operating farms and living in the small farming community. I have previously worked at Cooperatives and other farming businesses and loved every moment of it. 

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I have a daughter who is in elementary school and she keeps me busy and on my toes all the time with her singing and dancing around. We also have a dog named Paisley who is an energetic puppy that keeps us going.  We enjoy spending time with family and we spend as much time outside as the weather allows us to.

Chad Oekle

Accounting Specialist

I grew up in Unadilla, Nebraska, located in southeast Nebraska. I have worked in large hog operations and for Co-ops doing general work, soil analysis, & custom application work. I went back to school in 2003 at Metropolitan Community College where I received my Associates Degree in Accounting and a second one in Business Management.

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My wife and I are empty nesters living in Omaha. In our free time we enjoy the outdoors, camping, riding our motorcycle, and watching the grandkids play ball.

Carrie Bennett

Accounting Specialist

Originally from Ceresco, NE, just north of Lincoln and moved to Lincoln after high school. I attended Southeast community college for culinary arts and later changed my focus to office and clerical. I then completed clerical internships at the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Lincoln Indian Center. I started with Nebraska Farm Business in Sept. of 2017 and after short leave of absence I am happy to be back!

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I have three wonderful children and two beautiful grandchildren to keep me busy. I love a variety of outdoor activities, cooking for my family and watching the kids play sports. And of course; GO BIG RED!

Janice Hildebrandt 

Accounting/Payroll Specialist

I grew up in the small Southwest Nebraska town of Maywood.  After graduating from high school, I attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney and majored in Business Administration.  Before relocating to Lincoln, I spent the past 20 years in Central Nebraska working on the administrative side of commercial cattle feeding.

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I have three amazing children and three adorable grand puppies.  In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, feeding and watching my birds and squirrels, and most of all spending time with my family and friends.

Crop Insurance

Brad Heinrichs

Crop Insurance Specialist

I grew up on a grain and livestock farm near Carleton, Nebraska. I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness. After college, I was the Communications/Projects Coordinator for the Nebraska Soybean Board for over 4 years.

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In 2009, I partnered with Nebraska Farm Business to start NFB Crop Insurance Inc. and have enjoyed being able to provide the best service to farmer’s and landowner’s risk management strategies. I enjoy not being just “the crop insurance agent”, but also finding unique solutions for our client’s diverse operations and being a part of our customer’s successes.

I am married to my wife, Renae, and have two daughters, Ellie and Sophia and one son, Hudson. I enjoy being a part of all aspects of agriculture and spending time on the farm–working with my family grain farm and small cow-calf operation as well. I also love all things sports related! Go Huskers! Go Royals!