The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) has extended the application period for the PRIME Program. The PRIME Program is a continuing education opportunity for young or beginning producers who are interested in learning more about agronomic, business, innovations and marketing that will benefit their operations. Over the course of a year, participants will come together for three seminars to learn and discuss new ideas that can be incorporated into their own operations. We know the past year has been a difficult one for many and we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to be involved in this program. It is a great way for young and beginning farmers to get their feet wet with the association and network with like minded growers from across the state.

“Providing opportunities to further education and involvement is one of our core missions,” said Andy Jobman, president of NeCGA. “The PRIME Program is one opportunity for members to focus on the agronomics and business aspects of their operations. I look forward to welcoming the fifth class into this great program.”

The first session will be in March, with dates to be determined by the participants. During this first session participants will have the opportunity to participate in the Nebraska Ag Tour. During the summer session participants will take part in a day trip to St. Louis where they will tour the Mel Price Locks & Dam. The final session will be in conjunction with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting. Applications for the PRIME Program can be found here. The applications are due by Friday, February 19. All costs to participate in the program are covered for those that are 3-year members of the Association. If applicants are not members, the fee is $190 (the cost of a 3-year membership).

The PRIME Program is made possible with funding from our presenting partners, Northwestern Mutual and Farm Credit Services, along with the Nebraska Corn Board. For more information about the PRIME Program, please visit

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