Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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LEAD fellows take trip

Nebraska LEAD Program fellows Brandon Carter and Joe Richeson, both of Gothenburg, recently returned home after a 10-day National Study/Travel Seminar.

The Feb. 8-17 trip took them, along with other state fellows, to Kansas City, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Dr. Terry Hejny, program director, led the seminar.

During the trip, fellows met with political, business and government leaders.

Several highlights included visits to the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, the Kansas City Board of Trade, Bayer Crop Science, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the American Farm Bureau Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

They also had a factory tour of John Deere operations in Moline, IL.

A major objective of the seminar is to provide participants with the opportunity to meet leaders who help shape local, state and national policy in agriculture and related areas and to create first-hand exposure to varied social and economic conditions/issues that exist in the United States.

The mission is “to prepare and motivate men and women in agriculture for more effective leadership” and is designed to speed up the leadership process.

Nebraska LEAD includes men and women who are active in production agriculture and agribusiness.

For more information about the program, call 402-472-6810 or visit the LEAD website at

The application deadline for the next LEAD group is June 15.