The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship Program. After much deliberation, the Grower Services Committee decided on five applicants to receive the $2,000 scholarships. The awardees are:
- Michaela Cunningham, Fullerton
- Nathan Lundeen, Minden
- Marissa Kegley, Kearney
- Victoria Whitmore, Shelby
- Spencer Rohrich, Wood River
To be eligible for this scholarship, student must be a member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association or the son/daughter of a NeCGA member. They must be a senior in high school or college freshman who is continuing their education in an agricultural related field at an in-state school.
“The applications we received for the FLAGship Program were outstanding. It was very difficult to choose just five students to receive the scholarship. The future of agriculture is very bright with these young people going into the industry,” said Dan Nerud, Chairman of the Grower Services Committee and Vice President of NeCGA.
For more information about the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship Program, please call the office at (402) 438-6459.
The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is a grassroots commodity organization whose mission is to create and increase opportunities for Nebraska corn farmers through advocacy, education, partnerships and leadership development. This scholarship is intended to form a solid base for the next generation of ag leaders.
Nebraska Corn Growers Association Returns from Washington DC Leadership Mission
Lincoln, NE – This past week young leaders from across the state took part in the Nebraska Corn Growers Association 29th annual Washington D.C. Leadership Mission. From February 6th to February 10th, 16 producers, along with four grower leaders, got a firsthand experience of Washington D.C. and the legislative process.
“The Washington D.C. Leadership Trip was a great, eye opening experience. We were able to talk to people we would have never been able to speak with otherwise that each gave us information we could bring back home with us” said Brandon Herrick, DC Leadership attendee.”This experience has really broadened my perspective. It made me so much more aware of how agriculture is not only affected in Nebraska, but all over the world.”
The leadership mission trip to Washington D.C. is a great way for Nebraska corn farmers to engage with key contacts and help put a face on Nebraska agriculture. The participants had a full slate of meetings over three days. This included meeting with the Nebraska congressional delegation as well as important industry partners. The participants were able to talk with a wide variety of people and organizations who have a great deal of influence over their operations back in Nebraska.
“The DC Leadership Mission is a chance for new leaders to gain a better understanding of the legislative process and the current issues that face Nebraska’s corn farmers. It is our hope that they will take this knowledge and enthusiasm back with them to their local organizations. This trip is the place where many of our current leaders got their start.” Said Dan Wesely, current president of NeCGA.
The groups met with the following organizations:
Renewable Fuels Association
Corn Refiners Association
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
National Pork Producers Council
U.S. Grains Council
National Corn Growers Association
Animal Agriculture Alliance
Waterways Council, Inc.
American Farm Bureau
DC Leadership attendee Dylan Rowe mentioned, “I was amazed at how much credibility we, Nebraskan producers, really do have. People on the Hill really do listen to us and value what we say. Until now, I hadn’t realized the difference we can make in agricultural policy.”
This leadership mission trip would not be possible without support from our sponsors, the Nebraska Corn Board and Farm Credit Services. Thanks to your sponsorship, attendees left the DC Leadership trip desiring to become more involved in the agricultural industry. Matt Helmke added, “I want to bring more people into our local corn growers association. This trip has made me realize how important being involved within the industry really is; I want others to know that too.”
For More Information Contact:
Morgan Wrich, Nebraska Corn Growers Association
firstname.lastname@example.org | (402) 438-6459
Nebraska Corn Specialty License Plate
To apply for a Nebraska Corn specialty license plate you must fill out one of the attached application forms and mail it DIRECTLY to the DMV (address provided on application) OR apply online via this link:
Cost for the Nebraska Corn specialty license plate is $70, which is in addition to the standard fees for licensing one’s vehicle in Nebraska. This additional fee is due with the initial application and is subject to annual renewal.
The Nebraska Corn license plates can be used on a wide range of vehicles and equipment including passenger vehicles, pickups, farm trucks, semi-trailers, motorcycles, trailers and mobile homes.
Customized “vanity” plate messages are not available, and the plates will not carry a county designation. The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles will assign plate numbers as applications are submitted.
For more questions regarding the specialty plates please call the DMV offices at (402) 471-3918.