Nebraska’s corn industry has a new “official spokesperson.”
He is Olympic Gold Medalist Curt Tomasevicz, former Cornhusker football player and a native of Shelby, Nebraska. Tomasevicz was part of the gold-medal winning American bobsled team at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Tomasevicz, who is currently in Colorado Springs training for the upcoming World Cup bobsledding season, says he’s excited to represent Nebraska corn.
“We’re always looking for sponsorships and ways to kind of give back to the state, the community, in whatever way we can—and I think this is great for me,” Tomasevicz says. “You know, I was the only Olympian from Nebraska—and one of the only ones from the entire Midwest—so I think it’s great to represent the corn industry and corn-fed beef, too.”
Nebraska Corn Board executive director Don Hutchens says Tomasevicz has a great appreciation for Nebraska agriculture and is the perfect spokesman for Nebraska corn.
“If you have the opportunity to watch him around school children, and the message that he delivers about teamwork and working hard—that’s just a great fit for what we think Nebraska corn farmers stand for as well,” Hutchens says, “(and) there’s a little bit of synergy between a gold medal and ‘Nebraska’s gold’, which (is what) we call our corn.”
Tomasevicz will be promoting corn and agriculture at events like the Nebraska State Fair and Husker Harvest Days.