Meet The Hosts

Let’s introduce your 2024 Hosts, Scott and Kristin Schiff, a dynamic duo from Nebraska who are deeply rooted in family, agriculture, and community. Scott Schiff leads the Nebraska operation, Schiff of Nebraska, a forward-thinking, family-owned agricultural enterprise in western Nebraska. The farm encompasses corn and sugar beets, a commercial cow-calf operation, and feedyards near Alliance. Scott’s commitment to sustainable farming practices and his passion for the land drive the success of the operation. Kristin Schiff, equally remarkable, wears multiple hats. She is a devoted mother to six precious children, balancing the joys of parenthood with her full-time role as an agronomist for Channel Seeds. Her dedication to both her family and her career exemplifies resilience and determination. Together, Scott and Kristin epitomize the essence of Schiff of Nebraska; their deep-rooted commitment to their faith, land, community, and family serves as a beacon of inspiration.

Scott and Kristin chose to host the ball in Scotts Bluff county because they believe in the mission, to raise funds for cancer research, having both lost grandparents, family and friends to this awful disease that affects one in four people. 90% of funds raised go to the Buffett Research Center in Omaha while 10% infuses local health and wellness initiatives. The Schiff’s are honored to unify an amazing community of people for a shared mission while showcasing the beauty of Western Nebraska, all while promoting beef in a healthy diet!

General Chairs

Matthew and Michaela Gasseling

Matthew and Michaela Gasseling, third-generation ranchers, recently celebrated sixteen years of marriage and live north of Hemingford, Nebraska. Together they’re living “The Good Life” on the Gasseling Homestead, where they raise Black Angus cattle, crops–mainly wheat, and their four children –three daughters and a son—Atlee, Thomas, Andi Grace, and Cassidy, ranging in ages from three to twelve.

Matt, a graduate of Chadron State College, works as an agronomist at a local Co-op and proudly farms the family land. Michaela, a University of Nebraska Medical Center graduate, worked as an ultrasound technologist for eleven years before retiring her scrubs to be a full-time farmer and stay-at-home mom. The Gasselings enjoy staying active in the community, helping teach catechism at their church, and organizing county fair events like the 5k run/walk.

Like too many of us, cancer has directly impacted the Gasseling’s family and friends. Matthew’s dad is now a five-year cancer survivor. Having graduated from UNMC and after working in healthcare for over a decade, Michaela has personally experienced the extreme need for ongoing cancer research funding. The pair were drawn to the Cattlemen’s Ball after seeing the power the people from Nebraska have when they come together for a cause and want to be part of an organization that radiates love, a community of support, and financial contributions for the Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha.

Matt and Michaela are thrilled that this year’s ball will showcase one of their favorite areas of the state they call “home”—western Nebraska

Casey & Jackie Seymour

Casey and Jackie Seymour live in Scottsbluff, NE. Both Casey and Jackie are from Kansas and graduates of Kansas State University. Casey has worked in the Ag Equipment business for 18 years. He is the Host of his podcast, Moving Iron Podcast. Jackie has spent the past 5 years working as the Director of the St. Agnes School Foundation and recently joined her husband in the daily operations of their business, Moving Iron LLC. Casey and Jackie have been married for 20 years and have three children. Benjamin is 18, Lillian is 15 and the youngest William is 12. Much of the couple’s free time is spent with family. They are involved in everything from volunteering for church activities, going to the kids’ sporting events, hiking, hunting, skiing, and watching Will perform in local theater. The whole family enjoys traveling to new places together and visiting extended family. Over the years the Seymours have known many people who have fought tremendous battles with Cancer, so they are looking forward to a great event to help benefit Cancer Research.

Justin & Becky Corman

Justin and Becky Corman were both born and raised in Bridgeport, a small town in the beautiful Nebraska panhandle. They moved away briefly to attend college, but returned to Bridgeport to build a life together and raise their two daughters, Alexis and Olivia. Justin is involved in many facets of the agribusiness world. He’s a busy farmer and rancher and has spent 21 years in the grain industry marketing grain and byproducts in Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming. He also founded Corman Seeds as a proud dealer of Channel. Becky is a registered nurse at the Morrill County Community Hospital Specialty Clinic. She has worked as an RN for 19 years and has enjoyed working in various settings including, acute care, outpatient care, dialysis, and public health. Justin and Becky are very proud to be from the Nebraska Panhandle and enjoy serving their community. Justin serves on the Bridgeport School Board and is an avid supporter of the local 4-H program serving as the Morrill County Fair Beef Superintendent. When he’s not on the farm, you’ll find Justin flying his plane, coaching youth basketball, and occasionally volunteering as an auctioneer for local events. Becky has served on the Morrill County 4-H council and is currently a board member for the Bridgeport Alumni Association. She enjoys running and can often be found jogging around town. They both enjoy spending time with family and friends and especially love cheering on their daughters in all of their activities. Like many others, Justin and Becky have lost loved ones to cancer. They are honored to help with the Cattlemen’s Ball to promote cancer research and raise funds to help those dealing with the effects of cancer.

Lucas & Susan Young

Lucas and Susan live north of Scottsbluff, NE with their 3 children, Daniel (14), Ellery (5), and Lincoln (2).

Lucas was raised in Gibson City, IL on a farming/ranching operation. Growing up Lucas was very active in 4-H and the National Jr Angus Association, showing all over the country. He moved to western Nebraska in 1999 to work for a registered Hereford and Angus operation. Today, Lucas works with his wife, Susan’s family operation, managing a 15,500 head feed yard, commercial cow-calf herd, heading the farming part of the operation alongside his brother-in-law. Susan was raised in western Nebraska from three years old, in feed yards and ranching. Susan also grew up involved in 4-H, showing pigs, cattle, sheep and horses. Susan left home for a short period after high school to attend Casper College then on to the University of Wyoming, where she rodeoed on the collegiate level and professional level. Today she is involved in her family businesses, managing the office of the 15,500 head feed yard, cattle accounting for various family entities as well as helping with the family trucking company. Lucas and Susan have their own small registered Angus herd that they raise herd bulls and show heifers for their children. Both Lucas and Susan feel it is important to stay connected in the agricultural way of life and giving to our community. Susan helped her mom at the Cattle Barons Ball when it was north of Scottsbluff on the now Watson ranch. She loves to see the Ball come back to this side of the state again as she was not able to be very involved in it the last time it was in Western Nebraska.