Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council elects new officers

The Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council elected new officers and board members during its annual meeting on May 27, 2021. The new appointments took effect on July 1.
July 1, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council elected new officers and board members during its annual meeting on May 27, 2021. The new appointments took effect on July 1.  

Newly elected officers include Chairman of the Board: Kelly Brunkhorst of Lincoln; Vice Chair: Gerald Clausen of Lincoln; Secretary: Jerry Catlett of Bruning; and Treasurer: Jolene Messinger of McCook.  

Newly elected board members include David Englund of Omaha, Drew Jensen of Lincoln, Suzanna Klaasmeyer of Hershey, Lori Luebbe of Lincoln, and Dr. Marysz Rames of Wayne. Jolene Messinger of McCook was re-elected for a second three-year term   

Retiring board members include Tracy Olson of North Platte, Lori Pankoke of Lincoln, Patrick Rasmussen of Geneva, and Ed Woeppel of Firth.  

Board members also include Nicole Boshuslavsky of Omaha, Mary Eisenzimmer of Big Springs, Jessica Groskopf of Scottsbluff, Bobbi Kriz-Wickam of Lincoln, Scott Meradith of Lincoln, Raymond Morse of Norfolk, Jay Rempe of Lincoln, and Scott Richert of Gresham. Dr. Richard Bischoff of Lincoln serves as the IANR Liaison Representative, and Matt Dolch of Lincoln of Lincoln serves as the President of the Nebraska LEAD Alumni Association. The Council’s President is Dr. Terry Hejny, who also serves as the Director of the Nebraska LEAD Program. 

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. Any dues-paying member of the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council is eligible to be elected to its board of directors.  

For more information, or to request an application for Nebraska LEAD 41 which will begin in September of 2022, contact the Nebraska LEAD Program, 104 ACB, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0940.  You may also call 402-472-6810 or email leadprogram@unl.edu   Applications will be due June 15, 2022.