To prepare and motivate men and women in agriculture for more effective leadership.

Nebraska LEAD

The Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council founded the Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/ Action Development) Program in 1981 in cooperation with Agricultural Builders of Nebraska, Inc. and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. All had recognized the need for a nonpartisan,
nonpolitical organization to promote and develop future agricultural leadership.

Program Purpose

  • Accelerate leadership development and improve leadership skills and abilities of Nebraska's future agricultural leaders through exposure to diverse topics, issues, concerns, points of view, and innovative ideas.
  • Increase knowledge of state, national, and international affairs.
  • Prepare the problem-solvers, decision-makers, and spokespersons for the agriculture industry, while establishing a network of highly motivated

Penn State hosts a LEAD delegation most years in February, allowing YGA members to network with their peers from Nebraska. In the past, Kuhn Orchards in Pennsylvania has hosted this group.

Contact us

Donald Seifrit
  • Extension Educator, Tree Fruit