Annual Nebraska LEAD Recognition Banquet March 14 in Lincoln

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March 4, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Chuck Schroeder, Executive Director of the Rural Futures Institute will be the keynote speaker at the annual LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program recognition banquet March 14.

Schroeder's address will provide insight on leadership development while addressing the need for quality leadership at all levels during the banquet honoring Nebraska LEAD Group 32 at the Nebraska East Campus Union on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus.

Prior to the banquet, the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council will conduct its annual meeting at 4:45 p.m. The council will elect 2014-15 officers to its board of directors.

Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. banquet.

Banquet reservations are $25 and may be made by calling the Nebraska LEAD Program office at 402-472-6810 no later than March 10.

Nebraska LEAD 32 Fellows in alphabetical order are: Matt Boos, Kearney; Aaron Broz, Hayes Center; Bryan Buskirk, Alliance; Chris Cornelius, Madrid; Warren Coulter, Ravenna; Jessi Doke, Norfolk; Bonnie Downing, Dunning; Christine Erquiaga, Rushville; Omaha; Chris Hartwig, Grand Island; Brian James, Nebraska City; Mackenzie Johnston, Milburn; Andrew Kabes, Grant; Darrell Kahler, David City; Kurt Kircher, Kearney; Jeff Larson, Axtell; Brett Mueller, Columbus; Miles Mundorf, Cozad; Stephanie Perry, Omaha; Tyson Schimmer, Grand Island; Leslie Smith, Mitchell; Alyssa Smola, Lincoln; Steve Stroup, Benkelman; Jeff Swenson, Morrill; Justin Troudt, Kearney; Sam Vakhidov, Lincoln; and Shanna Waterman, Osmond.

The purpose of the Nebraska LEAD Program is to prepare and motivate men and women in agriculture for more effective leadership.

The Nebraska LEAD Program is under the direction of the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council, a non-profit organization in cooperation with the University of Nebraska's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and is supported by Nebraska colleges, universities, businesses, industries and individuals throughout the state.

Nebraska LEAD Program offices are located at the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

For more information, or to request an application for Nebraska LEAD 34, contact the Nebraska LEAD Program, 318 Biochemistry Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0763, telephone 402-472-6810 or email Shana at The application deadline is June 15.

Terry Hejny
Nebraska LEAD Program

Sandi Karstens
IANR News Service

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