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(AUDIO) Nebraska Corn & Soy, Dairy Ambassadors take part in virtual agribusiness tour

(AUDIO) Nebraska Corn & Soy, Dairy Ambassadors take part in virtual agribusiness tour
The 2019 class of the Corn and Soy Ambassador Program participate in a grocery store tour with their Dairy Ambassador counterparts. (Courtesy of NeCGA)

The 2020 Nebraska Corn and Soy Collegiate Ambassadors, along with the 2020 Nebraska Dairy Ambassadors, recently participated in a virtual agribusiness tour to learn about manufacturing, production, processing, and communication.

Among the virtual tour stops, the 11 corn/soy ambassadors and 6 dairy ambassadors heard presentations from HyVee, the American Soybean Association, the Renewable Fuels Association, Midwest Dairy and the Rural Radio Network.

The ambassadors learned about various facets of the industry, including COVID-19 and its effect on agriculture policy in Washington D.C. and diverting checkoff dollars for food banks and food pantries.

The Rural Radio Network spoke with Dairy Ambassador Lindsey Marotz and Corn/Soy Ambassador Halie Andreasen.

Listen to their interviews below: 

Corn and Soybean Ambassadors:

  • Jennifer Howsden, Alma
  • Taylor Nielsen, Lincoln
  • Tanner Nun, Geneva
  • Alexandria Humlicek, Linwood
  • Josh Bauer, Ravenna
  • Halie Andreasen, St. Edward
  • Nicole Hanson, Concord
  • Payton Flower, Scottsbluff
  • Emma Hoffschneider, Burwell
  • Brigita Rasmussen, Hudson, SD
  • Daniel Petersen, Nora

Dairy Ambassadors:

  • Abigail Langdon, Clarkson
  • Lindsey Marotz, Hoskins
  • Morgan Marotz, Wahoo
  • Jaycie Meggison, Blair
  • Erin Muntz, Louisville  (2nd year)
  • Daniel Serdar, Woodstock, Ill.
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