Weston Svoboda Selected as the 2024 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholar by the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation 

University of Nebraska College of Law Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

LINCOLN, NE (May 30, 2024) - The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) announced Mr. Weston Svoboda as the 2024 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholar.  

Weston is a fifth-generation agriculturalist from Burwell, Nebraska. Being raised in the family business, he quickly developed a passion for the beef industry. While studying ag economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he continued learning and developing ag advocacy skills through involvement in various student organizations. A current law student, Weston ultimately plans to be involved on the family ranch while serving the legal needs of fellow agriculturalists focusing on estate planning and generational transitions of family farms and ranches.

Weston Svoboda said, “It is an incredible honor to be this year’s recipient of the Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship. I try to live by the motto: honor the past, enrich the present, forge the future. I’m excited to apply this mentality as I seek to contribute to the continued success of our beef industry and the people who make it great.”

Loren Berger, President of the NCF stated, “Weston's experience in the beef industry, his communication skills and his desire to represent the beef industry in legal matters after graduation make him an outstanding advocate for the beef industry in the future.”

In addition to the Beef State Scholarship, the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation awarded nearly $60,000 in scholarships to fifty-five students furthering their education in the 2024-2025 academic year. Weston Svoboda, along with all scholarship recipients, will be recognized at the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting in Ogallala on Thursday, June 13, during the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Lunch.

To donate or for more information concerning the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation, contact Lee Weide, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Secretary at (402) 475-2333 or Jana Jensen, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Fundraising Coordinator at (308) 588-6299.


Established in 2014, the Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship is the premier Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation scholarship providing a $10,000 award to an outstanding junior, senior, or graduate level Nebraska resident student enrolled in a Nebraska college or university pursuing a beef industry related degree.