The Crew

The Crew is for student members who enjoy social media and want to share their love of agriculture with the world. Members gain valuable skills in agriculture communication by learning from industry professionals and hands on experiences. Crew members are selected in the spring and participate in the program for one year.

Ideal Crew Member:

  • Cares about the future of agriculture
  • Is familiar with all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Can express their love for agriculture in 140 characters or less
  • Enjoys attending local, state & national conferences & events
  • Wants to change the world!

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Applications will open Spring 2020 for the 2020-2021 Crew. Applicants will be notified of their status within two weeks of the application deadline. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about The Crew. Applications are due May 1.

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The Crew at a Glance

Milestones
Crew members are expected to reach a series of milestones throughout the year by posting on social media sites and sharing agricultural content with followers using #neagcrew

Blogs
Crew members write blogs throughout the year that are featured on Nebraska Farm Bureau's "Farm Meets Fork" blog

Field Days
Receive hands on ag communication experiences. Field days show members an entire communication process such as creating a video start to finish

Meet-Ups
Meet-ups are in-depth trainings to help you become a better leader in the ag industry. Everything from leadership development to media training

Hangouts
Each month special guests share more about how they use social media and communication strategies every day in their career


2019 Crew Members

Jaycee Lapp

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Hey y’all, I’m Jaycee Lapp and I am a third-generation rancher from Hayes Center. Agriculture has always been a very major part in my life; most everything I do revolves around it! My family raises pure bred Hereford cattle, leases roping steers, hosts ranch rodeos and ropings, and puts up 9 circles of hay. In the upcoming year I will be a freshman at Mid-Plains Community College where I will finish up my generals. I’ll then move onto UNL to receive my degree as an Agriculture Education teacher. The older I get, the more I realize how important agriculture is within our county, state, country, and world. I look forward to advocating for agriculture throughout my life and cannot wait to explore the opportunities as a Nebraska Farm Bureau Crew member.

Emma Goosic

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Hi everyone, I’m Emma Goosic. I am from Franklin which is in south central Nebraska where I have grown up on a farm raising cattle and row crop. I just finished my freshman year of college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am majoring in Agribusiness and will be adding an Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship minor to my degree in the fall. I have been heavily involved in 4-H since I was young along with FFA since I joined our chapter in high school. I am looking forward to educating people about agriculture and advocating for Nebraska farmers and ranchers while being a member of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Crew. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge and make networking connections as a Crew member this year!

Abbie Brott

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Hi everyone, my name is Abbie Brott. I live on my family's Farm/Ranch in the southwest corner of the state in Hayes Center. I have two older brothers and one of them lives in Hayes Center and manages a ranch, and my oldest brother lives in Wyoming and works on a ranch. They have always been very involved in agriculture just as the rest of my family. On my family Farm/ Ranch my parents have a small cow/calf operation and I also have my own cow/calf heard that I run with my parents' cattle. We rent out the rest of our grass to a family in Elsie. I have always had agriculture in my life. I show cattle in my spare time at jackpot shows and then at the county fair and sometimes at the Nebraska state fair. All throughout high school I was very involved in both FFA and 4-H, I was also heavily involved in sports and enjoyed them very much.  This fall I will be a freshman in college at the McCook Beauty Academy. I Couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the Nebraska’s Farm Bureau’s Crew!!

Makenna Eisenzimmer

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Hello! I’m Makenna Eisenzimmer and the 4th generation on my family farm in Big Springs, Nebraska raising corn, wheat and soybeans.  I enjoy working on the farm operating grain cart and combine for wheat harvest, irrigating, servicing pivots, summer tilling dryland acres and helping out with fall harvest as much as possible.   I’ve been a member of the Keith County 4-H program for 9 years showing pigs, sheep, goats, horses, and shooting competitive air rifle. I served as a Nebraska Delegate to 4-H Congress and served two years on 4-H Council.  I am a Senior at Ogallala High School and active in FFA. I was a member of the Nebraska Vet Science Team at the 2019 National FFA Convention, I have competed 2 years at State in Ag Sales and have been an officer for 2 years in my chapter.  I received two student grants towards my SAE project from the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation to help me with starting Eisenzimmer Show Pigs to farrow and raise pigs for area youth.  I plan to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in Agribusiness and Animal Science.   I am excited to be a member of the CREW and can’t wait to help promote life on the farm and the importance of agriculture!

Abby Scholz

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Hi everyone! I am Abby Scholz and live in South Central Nebraska. I attend Bertrand Community Schools where I will be a senior. I am extremely involved in 4-H and FFA and will be the president of our FFA chapter this year. I show cattle & sheep at a high level, and am very involved in livestock judging at the local and state levels. I am so excited to be a Crew member this year, and plan to help build a bridge between production agriculture and urban areas. I love to make new connections & friendships, so don’t be afraid to reach out!

Abigail Lutjelusche

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Hey all! My name is Abigail Lutjelusche. I'm going into my senior year at Columbus Lakeview. Since day one, agriculture has been a passion of mine. I'm the fifth generation living on my family's farm, which is about 15 miles north of Columbus. We're primarily a cow/calf and row crop operation, but we also have sheep and pigs! 4-H and FFA have both played a huge role in my life and have shaped me into the person that I am today. I look forward to what this next year as a Crew member holds and can't wait to become a better advocate for agriculture!