Hejny receives Agri-Award at Triumph of Ag Show

Terry Hejny(left), director of the Nebraska LEAD Program, with Bob Mancuso Jr. of Mid-America Expositions Council. (Photo courtesy of Terry Hejny)

March 9, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Terry Hejny, director of the Nebraska LEAD Program was honored with the Agri-Award on March 8 at the Triumph of Agriculture Exposition Farm and Ranch Machinery Show in Omaha.

The Triumph of Agriculture Exposition established the annual Agri-Award as part of Nebraska’s Centennial Celebration in 1976 to recognize outstanding organizations and individuals that have contributed to the agricultural development in the Midwest.

“I am honored to be selected as this year’s recipient of the Agri-Award by the Triumph of Agriculture’s Farm and Machinery Council. As I look at the names of the previous recipients, I am humbled to be included among them,” Hejny said.

Hejny began his career with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998. He worked as an educator for Nebraska Extension in Fillmore County specializing in grain marketing and risk management before transitioning to the Cass County Extension office in 2005. Hejny has served as director of the Nebraska LEAD Program since 2007. In addition, Hejny is the president of the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council.

The Nebraska LEAD Program includes men and women currently active in production agriculture and agribusiness and is a two-year leadership development program under the direction of the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council in cooperation with the University of Nebraska's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. To learn more about the Nebraska LEAD program, visit http://lead.unl.edu/

Terry Hejny
Nebraska LEAD Program