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Meet Mike & Jeanie Star

Our Dad and fourth generation farmer & rancher, Mike Star, lived and worked on the Star Ranch his entire life. He left only to earn his degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in Animal Science, and returned shortly after to resume stewardship of the land his Great Granddad began in 1912. In the late 80’s he married our loving Mom, Jeanie and they were later blessed with us three kids, Rob, Jason and Jacque.

Our Mom, Jeanie grew up in St. Louis, MO before moving to North Platte, NE with her family. At the time she never imagined she’d be a farmer’s wife, but her perspective quickly changed when she met Mike shortly after college! She worked as an Engineer Aid and Draftsman for ten years before having children, and has now been the Star Cattle Company bookkeeper for over 30 years. She still cooks dinner (that means lunch) for “the guys” every day, and does just about everything in between! She is always there to offer a helping hand, ear to listen, and shoulder to lean on. She is the glue to our family, and an absolute saint! 

Our Dad, Mike, lost his battle to cancer in 2019. His love for the farm & ranch was incredibly deep. Care of livestock was of utmost importance to Mike, and any loss to him was heartfelt. He loved raising cattle from newborn calf to finish, and every stage in between. He found joy in horseback riding, tending cattle, raising corn and the reward of harvest in the fall. He had a great respect for the land, and took great pride in passing on the longstanding family legacy to his sons. We truly wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for him!

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