LEAD Fellowship Applications Available for Group 39

Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Group 39 are now available for men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness.

Box Butte County has had a number of participants in the program throughout the years, including: Rich Zochol, of Alliance, LEAD 7, Tricia Schumacher, of Hemingford, LEAD 19, Phil Zochol, of Alliance, LEAD 29, Nathan Oligmueller, of Alliance, LEAD 31, Bryan Buskirk, of Alliance, LEAD 32, and Miles Buskirk, of Alliance, LEAD 37.

“Up to 30 motivated men and women with demonstrated leadership potential will be selected from five geographic districts across our state,” said 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 said.

The Nebraska LEAD Program is designed to prepare the spokespersons, problem-solvers and decision makers for Nebraska and its agricultural industry. In its 38th year, the program is operated by the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council, a nonprofit organization, in collaboration with the University of Nebraska’s colleges and universities, business and industry, and individuals throughout the state.

Applications are due no later than June 15 and are available via email from the Nebraska LEAD Program. Please contact the Nebraska LEAD Program office at leadprogram@unl.edu. People may also request an application by writing to: 104 ACB, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 28583-0940, or by calling 402 472-6810. People can visit www.lead.unl.edu for information about the selection process.

Nebraska LEAD Program offices are in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.