Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium planned Nov. 21-23 |

Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium planned Nov. 21-23

LINCOLN, Neb. – The seventh annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium Nov. 21-23 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will introduce Nebraska high school students to beef industry careers, current issues and an opportunity to use their leadership skills in product development activity.

In addition, six $500 scholarships for UNL’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be presented.

The three-day symposium, geared toward Nebraska high school juniors and seniors, features presentations on goal setting, leadership development, food safety and international beef promotions, said Dennis Brink, UNL animal scientist. Students also will experience presentations in beef quality assurance and the latest meat science technologies.

“This education symposium will give students hands-on presentations on innovative cattle production practices and a variety of other opportunities from marketing to networking with sponsors and panel members,” Brink said.

A career opportunity discussion and banquet will be the evening of Nov. 22. Several UNL graduates will give their perspectives on the importance of a college education and what it takes to make it in the “real world.” Numerous career areas within the beef industry will be represented by the panel members.

A marketing project will allow students to take on the role of a national retailer or restaurant chain. Students will be responsible for creating a new beef product and designing a final marketing plan presentation.

For more information about the Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium or to register, contact Matt Spangler at (402) 472-6489 or or Sara Ellicott at (402) 624-8030 or or visit

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