LEAD opens applications for next ag leader group

LEAD 38 visits the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. during their National Study/Travel Seminar.

The Nebraska Leadership Education/Action Development has opened fellowship applications for Group 39.

The LEAD program is designed to prepare the spokespeople, problem-solvers and decision makers for Nebraska and its agricultural industry, said Terry Hejny, director.

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

In addition to monthly three-day seminars throughout Nebraska from mid-September through early April, 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 the Panhandle, Hejny said.

The program is operated by the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council, a nonprofit organization, in collaboration with the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and in cooperation with Nebraska colleges and universities, business and industry and individuals throughout the state.

Applications due no later than June 15. Applications can be requested by email at leadprogram@unl.edu, by writing to Nebraska LEAD Program, 104 ACB, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0940 or by calling 402-472-6810.

For more information, visit lead.unl.edu.

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