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Support the Nebraska LEAD Program

Support the Nebraska LEAD Program

The mission of the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council is to prepare and motivate men and women in agriculture for more effective leadership. It accomplishes its mission through the Nebraska LEAD Program. Initiated in 1981, this program prepares leaders to creatively face the challenges that exist today and in the future. Nebraska is one of the top agricultural states in the nation. It ranks first or second in production of many important agricultural commodities. Building on its successful history, Nebraska agriculture must prepare agriculturalists with a strong knowledge base, relevant exposures and experiences, and important leadership and social skills necessary to respond to the major challenges facing our state.


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Craig Buescher

Craig Buescher

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1139 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
craig.buescher@nufoundation.org
Craig grew up in south-central Nebraska on a diversified farm and livestock operation. Craig graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an animal science degree and worked at the Senek Swine Testing Station, and the Meat Animal Research Center before operating his own diversified farming operation near Deweese for more than 30 years.
Doug Carr

Doug Carr

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1160 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
doug.carr@nufoundation.org
Doug is a graduate of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2017 and has extensive experience in video production, advertising, sales and marketing, primarily in the field of agribusiness. Doug’s fundraising efforts are focused on the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Josh Egley

Josh Egley

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1202 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
josh.egley@nufoundation.org
Josh has been with the foundation since 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Josh's experience at UNL was very positive, and working at the foundation allows him to help make that same experience available to other students. It also allows him to give back to his alma mater.
Barbara Soderlin

Barbara Soderlin

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1176 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
barbara.soderlin@nufoundation.org
Barbara joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2018 following a career as a newspaper reporter and editor. She worked for several papers, including the Omaha World-Herald, where she covered agribusiness, food production and the grocery business, communicating the story of Nebraska’s ag economy to readers. Barbara holds degrees in English and journalism.
 

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