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Rural Initiative Connecting Young Nebraskans Fund

Rural Initiative Connecting Young Nebraskans Fund

Connecting Young Nebraskans (CYN) is a statewide network designed to connect, empower, and retain young Nebraskans. CYN focuses on enhancing the opportunities for individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 to impact their communities through networking and professional development experiences.

The network strives to encourage a forward-looking organization that provides opportunities to shape the state's future by sharing knowledge, insights and desires. The network is comprised of individuals who believe in building sustainable relationships while providing young leaders with opportunities to become a united voice for social change in their communities across the state.

What can you do?

  • Provide a donation to CYN through the NU Foundation that supports CYN Events and professional and leadership development of young leaders.
  • Share your ideas about projects, events or issues that you think will interest CYNers.
  • Connect to the CYN Network via the Website, Facebook or Twitter.
  • Encourage young leaders to join the CYN Network.

For more information, visit http://cyn.nebraska.edu or facebook.com/youngnebraskans.


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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 with an animal science degree and worked at Senek Swine Testing Station, the Meat Animal Research Center before operating his own diversified farming operation near Deweese for more 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 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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