Student Ambassador Program


The purpose of the program is to educate college-aged students about the wheat industry in Nebraska and the importance wheat holds as an agriculture commodity. Ambassadors learn about wheat production, nutrition, bio-technology, research, marketing and education. The ambassadors then take what they’ve learned and work with wheat producers and NWB staff at promotional events. They also deliver presentations to elementary through high school aged students.

The ambassadors are selected through an application process that includes a written application, resume, and references. The program lasts one school year, with a new application process beginning again at the start of the following school year. For their time and efforts, the ambassadors are awarded a scholarship to assist with their education.

2020-2021 Scholarship Information

Download the program details and application below for more information on this upcoming years program. If you have any questions, please reach out to sarah.morton@nebraska.gov or 402-471-2358.

Ambassador Program

Ambassador Application

 

Past Ambassadors

2016-2017

  • Jordan Bothern – Lincoln, NE
  • Autumn Lemmer – Atkinson, NE
  • Trey Mogensen – Cedar Rapids, NE
  • Abbie Otto – Phillips, NE

2015-2016

  • Colton Flower – Scottsbluff, NE
  • Victoria Talcott – Bennet, NE
  • Juliana Krotz – Belleville, KS
  • Ben Bentzinger – Hickman, NE

2014-2015

  • Hannah Kesterson – Alliance, NE
  • Toni Rasmussen – Albion, NE
  • Marcus Sandberg – Hay Springs, NE
  • Ashton Shrewsbury – Alliance, NE
  • Morgan Zumpfe – Friend, NE

2013-2014

  • Emma Likens – Swanton, NE
  • Hannah Gaebel – Ashland, NE
  • Emilia Woeppel – Firth, NE
  • Thad Baum – Norfolk, NE

 

  • Lacey Uden – Juniata, NE
  • Mark Swerczek – Cedar Rapids, NE
  • Valerie Kesterson – Bridgeport, NE
  • Alix Mashino – Spencer, NE
  • Dekota Lundy – Bertrand, NE
  • Carleen Johnson – Cloquet, MN
  • Kailey Parr