The next round of producers and agriculture professionals have been selected for Nebraska’s leadership program, Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development).
Class 39 begins its two-year program this month.
"Once again, it appears that Class 39 is filled with outstanding individuals from throughout our state, and I am excited to get started with them. Our task will be to prepare and motivate them for future leadership roles in their community, our state and beyond," program director Terry Hejny said in a news release.
Over the next two years, LEAD fellows will participate in 12 monthly three-day seminars across Nebraska, a 10-day national study/travel seminar and a 14-16 day international study/travel seminar. The goal of the program is to develop problem solvers, decision makers and spokespersons for Nebraska agriculture and beyond.
Seminar themes include: leadership assessment and potential, natural resources and energy, leadership through communication, agricultural policy, international trade and finance, Nebraska’s political process, global perspectives, nuclear energy, social and cultural issues, understanding and developing leadership skills, agribusiness and marketing, information technology, advances in health care, the resources and people of Nebraska’s Panhandle and other areas designed to develop leaders through exposure to a broad array of current topics and issues and how they interrelate.
The Nebraska LEAD Program is sponsored by the non-profit Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council in cooperation with the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and 12 other institutions of higher education throughout Nebraska.
Nebraska LEAD 39 fellows by city/town are:
ALBION: John Krohn
ARTHUR: Jason Christensen
BELLEVUE: John Bronner, Derek Brown
BLUE HILL: Alex Buschow
CLARKSON: Mike Podany
CLATONIA: Monte Murkle
COLON: Jeff Meduna
COLUMBUS: Justin Lorenz
COZAD: Zack Jenner
ELGIN: Tiffany Hemenway
GRAND ISLAND: Andy Paul
HOLDREGE: Molly Trausch
HORDVILLE: Rebekah Nortrup
KEARNEY: Elyse Schlake
LINCOLN: Travis Harrison, Laurel Mastro, Blythe McAfee, Brett Muhlbach, Tony Sibert
MULLEN: Kory Phillips
NELIGH: Koryn Koinzan
OMAHA: Craig Davidson, Benjamin Grabenstein, Ashley Peters
STROMSBURG: Cale Pallas
SUTHERLAND: Thomas Kelly, Zachary Paulman
SUTTON: Jesse Mohnike
UTICA: Mindy Wolf