oh, the place you will go - empowering men and women in agriculture

The Nebraska LEAD Program prepares and motivates men and women in agriculture for more effective leadership. Nebraska LEAD provides a strong knowledge base, relevant exposures and experiences, and important leadership and social skills necessary to respond to the major challenges facing agriculture in Nebraska.

The two-year program allows participants to study local, state and national issues and includes a 10-day national study/travel seminar to three major U.S. cities. The second year curriculum builds on the first year topics with added global perspectives, including an emphasis on international trade, foreign policy, cross-cultural understanding and geopolitics. The capstone of the second year's study is a 14-16 day international study/travel seminar to several selected countries.

At the time of their graduation, LEAD Fellows:

  • Have been exposed to diverse societal and business thinking,
  • Possess a respect for agriculture’s history and heritage, and
  • Leave with the ability to investigate and listen to all sides of an issue before formulating their opinions.

Online Resources

lead.unl.edu

Team Members

Terry Hejny

Terry Hejny
Director, Nebraska LEAD Program