The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute is a weeklong experience for high school juniors and seniors from all across Nebraska to learn about career opportunities within agriculture. This conference features speakers, workshops, agricultural education, networking with peers and industry leaders, professional development, leadership experience, fun and new friends!

“NAYI is a week full of personal growth, career development and friendship. After my experience at NAYI, it became clear to me the importance of our job as young agriculturalists to defend and promote the industry that feeds and fuels the world.”

Rebel Sjeklocha
Hayes Center, 2017 NAYI Delegate

“At NAYI, I’ve witnessed students accept the challenges we face in the agricultural industry. Seeing students find their own passions within the ag industry and taking the first steps to make a difference is the reason we NAYC members do what we do.”

Eric Leisy
Wisner, Current NAYC Member

“NAYI changed my life. It helped me find my passion and my path for the future. One week of NAYI gave me the confidence to go for what I wanted for myself and made me believe I could make an impact on agriculture.”

Maisie Kennicutt
Elsie, 2017 NAYI Delegate

“NAYI is one of the greatest professional conferences for young people interested in agriculture. The connections and information shared at NAYI are lifelong and impactful.”

Lukas Fricke
Ulysses, 2017 Speaker and Former NAYI Delegate

Contact us

301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94947, Lincoln, NE 68509-4947


Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute


Christin Kamm (NAYC Advisor)

Amanda Kowalewski (Head Counselor)

Logan Kalkowski (Head Counselor)