The Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) program has been developing agricultural leaders across the state for 40 years. Stephanie Nelson of Minden and Chris Grams of Upland began their journey through the two year program as LEAD 40 fellows in September.
LEAD participants are involved in production agriculture or agribusiness in Nebraska. Through a variety of seminars, these individuals form relationships with others in the agriculture industry across the state and develop the skills necessary to become an effective leader and advocate for agriculture and beyond.
Participants attend monthly three day seminars across Nebraska, a ten day national study/travel seminar, and a 14-16 day international study/travel seminar. During the first year, focus is placed on local, state, and national issues while the second year curriculum emphasizes leadership, skill development, and international study.
see January 26 Courier for full story