Agribusiness leader and agricultural advocate.
He retired in 1991 as general manager of the Frenchman Valley Farmers Cooperative. The cooperative was created in 1968 under his leadership.
He served on the Nebraska Cooperative Council Board of Directors for more than 14 years and chaired the board for 12 years.
Known for mentoring and training a number of managers, he emphasized commitment to rigorous lifelong learning.
He is a recipient of numerous honors and is active in his community.
Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement Names Splinter as 2003 Honoree March 27, 2003.
The Nebraska Cooperative Council Cooperative Hall of Fame welcomed
four new members this year.
On November 25, 2002, Martin Leibbrandt of Imperial, Eugene Stara of Fremont, Winton W. Wright of Benedict, and Willard J. “Buck” Grant of Omaha were inducted into the Hall. Buck Grant was honored posthumously.
The four have had a profound impact on cooperatives in Nebraska, and each spent their entire career providing leadership to the cooperative movement.
Martin Leibbrandt spent his career managing local cooperatives in
Oberlin, Kansas, and at Imperial.
Martin also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Cooperative Council for 12 years.
COOPERATION IN NEBRASKA
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NEBRASKA COOPERATIVE COUNCIL
Volume 42, No. 3 September 2003.