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Nebraska's LEAD program making a difference


When western Nebraska rancher Deb Fischer graduated from the LEAD program almost 15 years ago, she put the experience to use by becoming involved with the school board. Two years ago Fischer was elected to the senate.

Yet LEAD director Terry Hejny is reluctant to tell of prominent success stories. The purpose of the Leadership Education/Action Development program is more fundamental.

“When they finish, they go back to their communities and get involved—make their communities stronger,” he explained.

The program provides training for Nebraskans involved in agricultural production or ag...

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