[when talking to others] we really need to be able to communicate in words people understand.”
Throughout the process, students had to think critically to ensure their messaging fit their audiences, while using appropriate media delivery tactics.
“Using technology, I’ve learned you can connect with people who are outside your community and work to bring them inside your community to create a dialogue,” said Miranda Hornung, FFA member at Raymond Central High School.
This year’s Ag Champions award winners are (in alphabetical order):
- Heidi Borg, senior at Wakefield Community High School
- Miranda Hornung, junior at Raymond Central High School
- Aubyrne McClintock, freshman at Wallace High School
- Amanda Most, junior at Ogallala High School
- Isabelle Stewart, senior at Lakeview High School
- Rebekah Vote, freshman at Wallace High School
The six winners each receive $500 scholarships to be used to further their agricultural advocacy efforts through FFA.
This is the third time the Nebraska Corn Board partnered with Nebraska FFA to host the Ag Champions program. The 2017 Nebraska State FFA Convention was held April 5-7 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Nebraska Corn Board is made up of nine farmer directors who serve three-year terms. Eight members represent specific Nebraska districts and are appointed by the Governor of Nebraska. The Board elects a ninth “at large” member.
The Nebraska Corn Board is a state funded agency funded through a ½-cent-per-bushel checkoff on all corn marketed in the state.
Nebraska corn checkoff funds are invested in programs of market development, research, promotion and education.