The owner of Herbster Angus Farms in Falls City, Neb. and The Conklin Company, Inc., Charles W. Herbster, will serve as the National Chairman of the Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee of the Donald J. Trump Campaign, according to Herbster Angus Farms website. 
A personal friend of Donald J. Trump for over a decade, Herbster was personally selected by the Republican Presidential Candidate in a meeting earlier at Trump Towers in Manhattan, New York. The announcement was made during a KFAB Talk Radio 1110 interview at the Republican National Convention held in Cleveland, Ohio.
Herbster has given $336,000 to Republican candidates and ag-related PACs since 2012, including nearly $100,000 to the RNC, $91,600 to Mitt Romney’s PAC and $10,000 to Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), the chair of the House Appropriation Committee’s agriculture subcommittee. He ran for Nebraska governor in 2013, dropping out after just six weeks and giving $860,000 to his friend and competitor, State Sen. Beau McCoy, who lost the primary anyway.
Herbster, in an interview with POLITICO, said his role in the Trump campaign will involve fundraising, mobilizing rural voters and developing policy. While he wouldn’t talk in detail about most of the policies he’ll push, he said the campaign would focus on reducing regulations, revisiting trade agreements that hurt farmers and getting rid of the estate tax, or as he put it, the “death tax.”
“Policies are wonderful things, but the first thing you have to do, to be able to implement them, is win,” said Herbster, a fifth-generation farmer.