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After Dark Rotary event open to the public

Dr. Weldon Sleight believes keeping communities such as Gothenburg viable depends on encouraging youth to return home.

Sleight will present “The Future of Gothenburg Depends on Our Ability to Bring Our Youth Home after College” during a public meeting of the After Dark Rotary at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Randazzle Cafe.

Sleight serves as dean for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

During his tenure at NCTA, he has been instrumental in the infusion of entrepreneurship across the entire curriculum. This theme has been the catalyst in the development of the 100 Beef Cow Ownership Advantage Program, 100 Acre Farm Program and the NCTA Business Builder Program.

Each of the programs is designed to provide NCTA students with an early entry into an agriculture or business enterprise as a partner/owner that will lead to eventual ranch, farm or rural business ownership.

“Our youth must be encouraged to come home as partners, not hired hands,” Sleight says. “Hired hands leave for the next highest bidders. Partners love the community and are loyal supporters because they have a stake in its future.”

The evening’s activities will include a free meal and a brief overview of the After Dark Rotary Club.

For additional information, contact club president Bob Andrist at 537-7586 or any of the officers or board members.

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