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!
Past attendees remark on the lifelong friends they made while at NAYI and how NAYI has contributed to defining their career path.
Quotes About NAYI
“This last year I attended NAYI and met so many people and learned so much about agriculture. Agriculture is important to the state of Nebraska and I had a great time meeting others with the same interest in ag. It was a unique experience and I would recommend it to any other kid from across the state.”
Collin Thompson - Eustis, 2014 NAYI Delegate
“NAYI was incredible!! I loved interacting with people my own age who share the same passion I do: agriculture. It was amazing to be able to interact with professionals in the ag industry and to hear their ag story. NAYI helped me realize what I love and because of it I have decided to pursue an agribusiness career!”
Amanda Kowaleski - Gothenburg, 2014 Delegate
“NAYI helped me decide what I wanted to do with my life. I came in as a high school junior that was unsure about her future, and by the time I was done with my NAYI experience, I knew where I wanted to go to college, what I wanted to major in and have as my future career, and I made connections with people from all over the state. It was well worth spending a week of my summer in Lincoln.”
Michelle Dvorack - Farwell, Past NAYC Member
“Between my junior and senior summer, I was gone three different times for a week each. By far, my favorite week that summer was in Lincoln at NAYI. This is where I “cultivated” my passion for agriculture and determined that it was my future.”
Toni Rasmussen - Albion, Current NAYC Member
“Being involved in NAYI for the first time last year, I was able to meet many great people. I was one of only a handful of people who came to NAYI from a big city, so I was able to learn much more than I thought I knew about the importance of agriculture and food in our community. It was a life-changing experience.”
Logan Kalkowski - Omaha, 2014 NAYI Delegate