Schrotberger participates in 10-day travel seminar

Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program Fellow Tony Schrotberger of Grant returned home after participating in a 10-day national study/travel seminar conducted by the Nebraska LEAD program Feb. 6-15. 

Dr. Terry Hejny, director of the Nebraska LEAD program, served as group leader for the seminar to Kansas City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. 

During the seminar, Nebraska LEAD Fellows met with business, industry and government leaders. Several highlights included visits to the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Dairy Farmers of America in Kansas City, American Farm Bureau Federation, the Embassy of Canada, the Nebraska Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C., NuFarm, the Chicago High School Agricultural Sciences, and Chicago Council on Global Affairs in Chicago. Also included in this year’s experience were briefings and factory tours of the John Deere operations in Moline, Ill. 

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 of the Nebraska LEAD program is “to prepare and motivate men and women in agriculture for more effective leadership” and is designed to speed up the leadership process. 

The program includes men and women, currently active in production agriculture and agribusiness. It’s a two-year leadership development program under the direction of the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council and in cooperation with the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

Program content, essential to leadership, focuses on economics, government, human relations, communications, international trade, sociology education, the arts, social-culture understandings as well as agriculture. 

For more information, or to request an application for Nebraska LEAD 39, contact the Nebraska LEAD program at 104 AGCom Bldg, PO Box 830940, Lincoln, NE 68583 or 402-472-6810 or www.lead.unl.edu. Application deadline is June 15. 

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