New Opportunity for Student Members Through Fellowship Program

A new program designed to give Collegiate Farm Bureau members a purposeful experience at the Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) Annual Meeting will be launched this year. The Collegiate Farm Bureau Student Fellowship program is a way to meet the increased interest from Collegiate Farm Bureau members to be involved at the state level. 

“Collegiate Farm Bureau members are looking for a network of farmers and ranchers they can rely on after graduation and they are wanting to make a difference now. What better way to achieve this than by attending the NEFB annual meeting and learning from the farmers and ranchers who make up the leading agricultural policy organization,” said Audrey Schipporeit, director of generational engagement. 

Fellows will be immersed in everything the NEFB Annual Meeting has to offer, from policy development and educational workshops to the Foundation’s Growers Gala and the young leaders round table. This will be a prime opportunity to grow their network of Farm Bureau leaders. 

“Students will walk away with new connections and friendships with farmers, ranchers, and other Collegiate Farm Bureau members from across the state. They will also have an increased awareness and appreciation of the power of Farm Bureau and where they fit into the organization after graduation,” said Schipporeit. 

The fellowship program is part of a growing emphasis on opportunities within NEFB for student members. The final round of the Collegiate Discussion Meet will also be held at the NEFB Annual Meeting on Dec. 3. Two students from each Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter are invited to attend the Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet finals with the winner representing Nebraska at the American Farm Bureau Federation Collegiate Discussion Meet in March. 

Students can apply for the fellowship online. All expenses to attend the NEFB Annual Meeting will be paid.  

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