Nothing comes easy on the farm and Charles understands that. Born and raised in Falls City, Nebraska, he planted roots in the Nebraska soil like the crops that made him prosperous.
On the Richardson county land, his family homesteaded in the 1800s, 11-year-old Charles began his journey toward success every day at 5AM. The Angus cattle purchased by his grandmother required full-time care and attention. Those animals fueled his passion for agriculture and taught him the rewards of hard work.
In 2015, President Donald J. Trump appointed Charles as the Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Advisory Committee. He fought for farmers and ranchers across the country to expand agricultural markets and make their voices heard. Today, as CEO and President of Carico Farms and Herbster Angus Farms, he continues to advocate for Nebraska farmers and ranchers each and every day.
As a business leader, he knows what it is like to sign both sides of the check. Charles and his late wife, Judy, bought the Conklin Company in 1994, and have since expanded the business to all corners of America. He is ready to take his business aptitude to the Governor’s mansion to improve the lives of all Nebraskans.