LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) has identified 10 social media savvy student members to join The Crew. The Crew participants share their love of agriculture through social media and are selected from NEFB student members, who range in age from 16 to 23. Each member is selected in the spring and participates for one year.
The 2021-2022 class of The Crew represents county Farm Bureaus from across the state. They are: Madalynn Graham of Cedar County; Jenna Hallock of Keya Paha County; Emily Kerbs and Ruby Molini of Lancaster County; Sidney Kucera of Madison County; Carson and Cody Maricle of Boone County; Jocelyn Pohl of Morrill County; Carly Schaad of Platte County; and Lacey Schmidt of Thayer County.
“Nebraska Farm Bureau places a high priority in training the next generation of agricultural leaders as part of our strategic plan. In coordination with NEFB student membership, The Crew provides an added benefit of being a student member and an opportunity to gain hands-on agriculture communication experiences,” said Audrey Schipporeit, Nebraska Farm Bureau director of generational engagement.
The ideal Crew member looks like this:
- Supports and amplifies Nebraska Farm Bureau’s messaging,
- Creates original content to portray accurate agriculture messages,
- Participates in facilitated learning sessions from industry professionals, and
- Leads social media advocacy for their generation.
“During their year-long experience, Crew members, work toward a series of milestones centered on social media sharing. In addition, they write posts for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s ‘Stories From the Field’ blog and attend ‘field days’ where they learn real-world applications of communication practices. We hope people follow along this year as these students bring to life rural America through their work on social media,” Schipporeit said. Check out #neagcrew on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 58,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.