New class of future agricultural leaders begins

New class of future agricultural leaders begins (KHGI)

LEAD Class 38 is underway, with the new group getting their first lessons on communication at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, starting Sunday.

The Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council aims to form pioneering agricultural leaders.

The two-year program is now accepting applicants for LEAD Class 39, beginning in the Fall of 2019. The application deadline is June 15, 2019.

Here's why LEAD Class 38 says they're glad they made the commitment.

"Agriculture is really the only industry that I've ever wanted to be involved in and want to continue to be involved with, and I think as we go forward there's a greater need more than ever to be advocates for our industry and be able to tell others the importance of agriculture because it impacts anyone who eats essentially," said Boone McAfee, of Lincoln.

"It's the education factor. I love learning about the rest of the state, and I've already gotten to see things that I didn't know existed here in Nebraska," said Paula Peterson, of Waverly.

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