Promotion and Education Committee

PURPOSE:  To serve as an active, statewide voice promoting a positive public perception of agriculture to consumers of all ages.

MISSION:  To lead Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation’s volunteer promotion and education efforts through member engagement, training and outreach education.

APPOINTMENT: Committee members are appointed by the President of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation and serve at the pleasure of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.

ACTIVITY:

  1. Plan, implement, and evaluate statewide Promotion and Education events and activities 
  2. Relay information from the State Promotion and Education Committee to county Farm Bureau Promotion and Education volunteers
  3. Serve as a resource to county Farm Bureaus in developing and facilitating projects and programs for consumers of all ages, including but not limited to: Agriculture in the Classroom, current agricultural issues, consumer relations, and promotion of Nebraska’s food, fuel, and fiber industry
  4. Encourage the development of county-level Promotion and Education programs

STAFF COORDINATOR:  Megahn Schafer, Executive Director, Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation

Committee Members:

Chair, North Central Region: Andra Smith, Blaine County
At-Large Federation Board Representative: Dawn Kucera, Madison County
At-Large Metro Area: Susan Littlefield, Butler County
Northwest Region: Tevyn Baldwin, Box Butte County
Northeast Region: Karen Grant, Madison County
Southwest Region: Tessa Stinson, Hayes County
Central Region: Joan Ruskamp, Colfax County
South Central Region: Melissa Haack, Kearney/Franklin County
Southeast Region: Joy Lauritsen, Washington County