Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium
In 2007 the Kentucky Beef Network began a partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) for five Kentucky high school juniors or seniors to attend Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS). Students attend the 3 day leadership conference and participate in tours of feedlots, ranches, and feed mills. NYBLS is designed to introduce youth to career opportunities and current issues in the beef industry, as well as offer education and practice in the use of leadership skills. One benefit for Kentucky delegates is to network with students from Nebraska to exchange personal farm experiences and gain new perspectives of the beef industry. The continued partnership between UNL and KBN has proven to be a wonderful and rewarding experience for Kentucky students.