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Applications available for Nebraska LEAD 42

The program helps develop agriculture leaders for the future.

January 10, 2023

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FUTURE OF AG: The Nebraska LEAD program offers opportunities for participants to gain crucial knowledge and skills that will help them become ag leaders of the future.Curt Arens

Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD Group 42 are now available for men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness. 

“Up to 30 motivated men and women with demonstrated leadership potential will be selected from five geographic districts across our state,” says Terry Hejny, Nebraska LEAD program director.  

In addition to monthly three-day seminars throughout Nebraska from mid-September through early April each year, Nebraska LEAD fellows also participate in a 10-day national study-travel seminar and a two-week international study-travel seminar. 

Seminar themes include leadership assessment and potential, natural resources and energy, agricultural policy, leadership through communication, Nebraska’s political process, global perspectives, nuclear energy, social issues, understanding and developing leadership skills, agribusiness and marketing, advances in health care, and the resources and people of Nebraska’s Panhandle, Hejny says.              

The Nebraska LEAD program is designed to prepare spokespersons, problem-solvers and decision-makers for Nebraska and its agricultural industry.  

Applications are due no later than June 15 and are available via email from the Nebraska LEAD program. Email the program office at [email protected]. People may also request an application by writing to 104 ACB, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68583-0940, or call 402-472-6810. Visit lead.unl.edu for information about the selection process. 

In its 42nd year, the program is operated by the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council, a nonprofit organization, in collaboration with the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and in cooperation with Nebraska colleges and universities, business and industry, and individuals throughout the state. 

Source: Nebraska LEAD program

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