Developing AGRICULTURAL LEADERS Through corn research and education

Since establishment of the Nebraska corn checkoff, the Nebraska Corn Board has recognized the value and importance of paving the way for the next generation of agriculture leaders. That’s why NCB supports many initiatives and programs designed to support farmers as well as teens and young adults interested in agriculture. These programs expand their leadership capabilities, self-confidence, career success and help ensure a positive impact on the future of agriculture in Nebraska.


Through youth-oriented programs like 4-H and the FFA, Nebraska Corn offers middle-school, high-school and college-aged students the education and resources they need to get involved in ag careers and advocacy while working directly with a variety of industry professionals.


By seeking answers to the “what if” questions about corn and its potential, we’re lead to new uses, markets, opportunities and even new ways to grow corn. These innovations can improve how efficiently and sustainably corn is grown. Most of our research investments are through partnerships with the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.