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The Nebraska Farm Bureau Leadership Academy is a yearlong leadership training program whose mission is to produce strong and effective Farm Bureau leaders. The training focuses on personal growth and development, public speaking, working effectively with all forms of media, understanding the role and functions of Farm Bureau in Nebraska, and advocacy training at the local, state and national levels.

Who should apply?

Farm Bureau members involved in production agriculture or agribusiness with the potential for providing exceptional leadership in their county, community, and state.

Why participate?

Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Leadership Academy is an opportunity to meet others committed to the future of rural Nebraska and to establish a solid network of friends and fellow leaders. Participants will learn the latest information about critical issues and develop their skills for leading change.

Applications are due November 6.

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2017 Leadership Academy Class

  • William Lechtenberg of Butte, a member of Boyd County Farm Bureau
  • Katherine Kubacki of Valentine, a member of Cherry County Farm Bureau
  • Kelsey Knigge of Broken Bow, a member of Custer County Farm Bureau
  • Mark Lundeen of Minden, a member of Kearney/Franklin County Farm Bureau
  • Cadrien Livingston of Orchard, a member of Knox County Farm Bureau
  • Jennifer Jensen of Lincoln, a member of Lancaster County Farm Bureau
  • Matthew Fiechtner of Stapleton, a member of McPherson County Farm Bureau
  • Heath Reimers of Clarks, a member of Merrick County Farm Bureau
  • Cale Pallas of Stromsburg, a member of Polk County Farm Bureau
  • Tom Waldo of Lincoln, a member of Saline County Farm Bureau

Eligibility

  • The Nebraska Farm Bureau Leadership Academy is for Farm Bureau members involved in production agriculture or agribusiness with the potential for providing exceptional leadership in their county, community and state.
  • The Academy is open to men and women of all ages. However, those who have served on the NFBF Board of Directors are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • Ten individuals will be selected to participate.
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau Services, Inc., is the exclusive sponsor of this NFBF program and will support the majority of the Leadership Academy, including hotel stays and meals for all in-state sessions and airfare, hotels, meals and fees associated with the Washington, D.C., trip. You or your County Farm Bureau will make an additional $200 investment.
  • The academy schedule includes four two-day sessions in Nebraska and a visit to Washington, D.C. Each participant must attend at least three in-state sessions to be eligible for the Washington, D.C., trip.

2017 Schedule

January 26-27 – Kearney
February 23-24 – Grand Island
March 23-24 – Lincoln
August 3-4 – Broken Bow
September 5-8 – Washington D.C.

2018 Tentative Schedule

January 25-26 - Kearney
February 22-23 – Grand Island
March 22-23 - Lincoln
August 2-3 - TBD
September 4-7 – Washington D.C.