Nebraska LEAD Group 32 participants have been announced by Terry Hejny, director of the Nebraska Leadership Education/Action Development program.
"The newest members of the LEAD program, now in its 31st year, are made up exclusively of participants who are involved in production agriculture and/or agribusiness in Nebraska," Hejny says. "Once again, we are proud to say that Class 32 appears to be filled with outstanding individuals from throughout the state."
The two-year program began last month.
LEAD Fellows will participate in 12 monthly three-day seminars across Nebraska, a 10-day national study/travel seminar and a 14- to 16-day international study/travel seminar. The goal of the program is to develop problem solvers, decision makers and spokespersons for agriculture and Nebraska.
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 and advances in health care.
The Nebraska LEAD program is operated by the non-profit Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council in cooperation with UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and 10 other institutions of higher education throughout Nebraska.
Nebraska LEAD 32 Fellows in alphabetical order are Matt Boos, Cozad; Aaron Broz, Hayes Center; Bryan Buskirk, Alliance; Chris Cornelius, Elsie; Warren Coulter, Gretna; Jessi Doke, Norfolk; Bonnie Downing, Dunning; Christine Erquiaga, Rushville; Chris Hartwig, Lincoln; Brad Holen, Omaha; Brian James, Nebraska City; Mackenzie Johnston, Milburn; Andrew Kabes, Grant; Darrell Kahler, David City; Kurt Kircher, Kearney; Jeff Larson, Axtell; Tami McIntosh, Sargent; Brett Mueller, Columbus; Miles
Mundorf, Cozad; Stephanie Perry, Omaha; Tyson Schimmer, Grand Island; Leslie Smith, Mitchell; Alyssa Smola, Lincoln; Steve Stroup, Benkelman; Jeff Swenson, Morrill; Justin Troudt, Kearney; Sam Vakhidov, Lincoln; and Shanna Waterman, Osmond.
Source: Nebraska LEAD