LEAD Fellowship Applications Available

LEAD Fellowship Applications Available

Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD group 38 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," said Terry Hejny, director of the Nebraska LEAD program.

Now in its 37th year, the Nebraska Leadership Education/Action Development program is designed to prepare spokespeople, problem-solvers, and decision-makers for Nebraska’s agricultural industry.

In addition to monthly three-day seminars held across Nebraska from mid-September through early April, Nebraska LEAD fellows 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 the Nebraska Panhandle.

Applications are available by emailing sgerdes2@unl.edu or calling 402-472-6810. Requests also can be sent to 104 ACB, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68583-0940. Applications are due by June 15.

The program is operated by the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council, a nonprofit organization, in collaboration with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Other partners include Nebraska colleges and universities, business and industry, and individuals throughout the state.

For information about the selection process, go to http://lead.unl.edu.

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