Nebraska Ag Leadership Council Elects Lakeside Rancher As Chairwoman

The Council, along with UNL, directs operations of Nebraska's long-standing ag leadership program.

Published on: Mar 22, 2013

The Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council recently elected new officers and board members during its annual meeting.

Newly elected officers include Chairman of the Board, Jaclyn Wilson-Demel of Lakeside; Vice Chair, Terry Schutte of Lincoln; Secretary, Ron Pavelka of Glenvil and Treasurer, Bob Balfany of Lincoln.

Newly elected board members include: Eric Brown of Lincoln, Jim Farrell of Omaha, Carol Hudkins of Malcolm, Stephanie Liska of Omaha, Brad Lubben of Eagle, William Rhea III of Arlington and Ray Ward of Kearney.

Re-elected for a second three-year term was Larry Pearson of Bennington.

Other board members include:  Jarid Childears of North Platte, Tom Hoegemeyer of Lincoln, Greg Ibach of Sumner, Larry Pearson of Bennington, Leland Poppe of North Platte, Jodi Storer of Sutherland, Jill Brown of Lincoln (who serves as the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources liaison representative) and David Wendt of Lincoln (who serves as president of the Nebraska LEAD Alumni Association).

Nebraska Ag Leadership Council Elects Lakeside Rancher As Chairwoman
Nebraska Ag Leadership Council Elects Lakeside Rancher As Chairwoman

The Council's president is Terry Hejny, who also serves as the director of the Nebraska LEAD Program.

The Nebraska LEAD Program includes men and women, currently active in production agriculture and agribusiness. It is two-year leadership development program under the direction of the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council in cooperation with the University of Nebraska's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

For more information, or to request an application for Nebraska LEAD 33, which will begin in September of 2013, contact the Nebraska LEAD Program, 318 Biochemistry Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0763. You may also call 402-472-6810 or email sgerdes2@unl.edu

Applications will be due June 15, 2013.