LEAD Reminder

LEAD Reminder

Nebraska LEAD: Tomorrow's Ag Leaders are Applying Today

April 23, 2015

Would you like to become more engaged in growing Nebraska's ag industry while developing the skills and experience needed to help solve tomorrow's challenges? Would you like to develop a network of ag leaders with interests and goals similar to yours? 

If so, you need to start working on your application to become a Nebraska LEAD Fellow. The June 15 deadline will be here sooner than you think.

Each year the Nebraska LEAD program (Leadership Education/Action Development) accepts a class of up to 30 men and women with demonstrated leadership potential in production agriculture or agribusiness. Applications are available by emailing Lauren at lszalkiewicz2@unl.edu, calling (402) 472-6810, or sending a request to Room 318 Biochemistry Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68583-0763.

In addition to monthly three-day seminars throughout Nebraska from mid-September through early April each year, Nebraska LEAD Fellows participate in a 10-day National Study/Travel Seminar and a two-week International Study/Travel Seminar during the three-year fellowship period.

Seminar themes include leadership assessment and potential, natural resources and energy, agricultural policy, leadership through communication, our 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, said Terry Hejny, Nebraska LEAD Program director.

For more information visit the LEAD Program website at LEAD.unl.edu.