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.
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.
2018 Leadership Academy Class
- Desarae Catlett of Thomas County
- Wayne Frederick of Holt County
- Melissa Haack of Kearney/Franklin
- Kay Kaup of Holt County
- Lindsay Klug of Platte County
- Margie McDowell of Custer County
- Olivia Derr of Buffalo County
- Andra Smith of Blaine County
- Justin Stockall of Custer County
- Schuyler Tomes of Seward County
- 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.
February 22-23 – Grand Island
March 22-23 - Lincoln
August 2-3 - TBD
September 4-7 – Washington D.C.
2019 Tentative Schedule
February 21-22 – Grand Island
March 21-22 - Lincoln
August 1-2 - TBD
September 3-6 – Washington D.C.