NE LEAD Class 43 Application

Applications are now being accepted for Nebraska LEAD Class 43, which begins in the fall of 2024. Up to 30 highly motivated individuals with demonstrated leadership potential will be selected. The Nebraska LEAD Program is specifically designed for both men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness, who are intent on making a difference by providing quality leadership for the future of the industry of agriculture and the State of Nebraska.

LEAD Fellows will participate in 12 monthly three-day seminars across Nebraska, a 10-day national study/travel seminar and a 14–16-day international study/travel seminar. The goal of the program is to develop problem solvers, decision makers, and spokespersons for Nebraska agriculture and beyond.

Seminar themes include leadership assessment/potential, natural resources, energy, communication, agricultural policy/finance, international trade, Nebraska’s political process, social/cultural issues, agribusiness and marketing, information technology, advances in health care, the resources and people of Nebraska’s Panhandle and other areas designed to develop leaders through exposure to a broad array of current topics and issues and how they interrelate.

The Nebraska LEAD Program is governed by the non-profit Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council in cooperation with the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and 13 other institutions of higher education throughout Nebraska.

Applications are due no later than June 15 and are available via e-mail from the Nebraska LEAD Program. Please contact the Nebraska LEAD Program office at
You may also request an application by writing to 104 ACB, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68583-0940 or by calling 402-472-6810. You may visit for information about the selection process.

Nebraska LEAD Program offices are on UNL’s East Campus, housed within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Contact: Terry Hejny, 402-472-6810,


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