Breaking records: Over 310 Nebraska youth apply to NAYI

Breaking records: Over 310 Nebraska youth apply to NAYI
June 7th, 2024 | Bryce Doeschot

Nebraska high school students are showing strong interest in the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI).

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) received a record number of applications, over 310, from juniors and seniors statewide for this year’s event, which will be held July 8-12 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus.

NAYI, now in its 53rd year, gathers hundreds of students annually to learn about Nebraska agriculture, network with industry leaders, and explore career opportunities. This year’s theme is “Leading Your Legacy.” The program includes motivational speakers, discussions on agricultural issues, career development, networking, leadership activities, a farm management game, a formal banquet, and a dance.

“NAYI is an incredible opportunity for young leaders to expand their knowledge and connect with peers and professionals,” said NDA Director Sherry Vinton. “These students are the future leaders of Nebraska’s agriculture industry.”

The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC), composed of 21 college students, coordinates NAYI with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.


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