Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium in April

High school juniors, seniors and junior college students can apply by March 15. Compiled by staff

Published on: Feb 23, 2005

You can learn more about becoming a leader in the beef industry at the Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium, April 17-19.

The second annual educational symposium will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Animal Science Complex. It will include leadership presentations, industry information/discussions, interactions with university animal science faculty and students and a chance to see parts of the UNL campus, including Memorial Stadium, says Don Beermann, head of UNL's animal science department.

"This program will help high school and junior college students define their career paths and encourage their interests in pursuing a college degree, while at the same time enhancing their capabilities for becoming a leader in the beef industry," Beermann says. "In addition, students will experience a dynamic education experience that focuses on current beef industry issues."

"Building on the success of last year's symposium, we are pleased to be supporting this opportunity again for students," says Sallie Atkins, executive director of the Nebraska Beef Council. "Students are an integral part of the future of the beef industry, and this symposium will strengthen their knowledge of the beef industry and generate excitement in career opportunities."

Registration of $50 must be received by March 15. It includes all materials, meals and lodging.

For more information about the symposium, schedule details or a registration form visit the Web at or contact Beermann at C203 Animal Science, P.O. Box 830908, Lincoln, NE 68583-0908, call (402) 472-3571 or e-mail

Registration is from 1-2 p.m. April 17 at the Cornhusker Hotel. The symposium begins that afternoon with beef production and leadership workshops. The symposium will conclude by 1 p.m. April 19 following an awards luncheon.