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Local students to attend ag event

LINCOLN— The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) is a Nebraska tradition and a unique opportunity for students to increase their knowledge and appreciation of agriculture. Nearly 200 Nebraska high school juniors and seniors will serve as delegates at this year’s 46th annual NAYI, July 10-14, in Lincoln. NAYI is sponsored in part by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).

“NAYI is a meaningful and memorable experience for students interested in agriculture,” said NDA Director Greg Ibach. “It’s also an investment in Nebraska as NAYI delegates learn about potential career paths available in the agricultural industry.”

During the five-day Institute held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus, delegates participate in agriculture policy and group discussions as well as career development activities. Motivational speakers and a farm management program help delegates grow their leadership potential and strengthen their pride in Nebraska agriculture. The week also provides delegates an opportunity to network with industry leaders, top-notch speakers and ag representatives.

Local students who have been selected as NAYI delegates for the program include Arleigh Costello of Gothenburg, Riley Eisenhauer of Farnam, Kori Kowalewski of Gothenburg, Patrick Peterson of Gothenburg, Jessica Rudolph of Gothenburg. Selected for Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC) was Amanda Kowalewski of Gothenburg

To learn more about NAYC or NAYI, visit the NAYI website at Or, follow NAYI activities on Facebook and Twitter by searching and liking the Nebraska Ag Youth Institute or by following #NAYI17.