LINCOLN — Gov. Dave Heineman on Wednesday announced the selection of the 2013-14 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council.
The council is comprised of 21 college-aged students who will spend the next year working to educate other young Nebraskans about the importance of agriculture. In its 43rd year, the council is the oldest organization of its type in the country.
“These are the future leaders of our agricultural industry, and I am excited to see what these students accomplish during the upcoming year,” Heineman said during a news conference at the State Capitol.
Council members will visit elementary classrooms, help urban youth experience a day on the farm and help high school students better understand the origins of their food. They also will coordinate the five-day Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute.
Council officers announced Wednesday: Emma Likens, Swanton; Will Miller, Culbertson; Alyssa Dye, Alliance; Lauren Ibach, Sumner; Samantha Schneider, Cozad; Trent Mastny, Howell; Michelle Dvoracek, Elba; Aksel Wiseman, Hershey; and Larissa Wach, Wauneta.
Additional members: Davis Behle, Kearney; Trevor DeVries, Fairfield; Johnny Ference, Ord; Steven Fish, Imperial; Hannah Gaebel, Ashland; Haley Harthoorn, Ainsworth; Jud Hoffschneider, Arlington; Toni Rasmussen, Albion; Elizabeth Rice, Murray; Railen Ripp, Kearney; Eric Wemhoff, Humphrey; and Morgan Zumpfe, Friend.