Nebraska Ag Youth Institute accepting applications

It’s application time for one of the biggest youth agriculture outreach events in the state—the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute. NAYI brings together high school juniors and seniors to learn more about Nebraska agriculture, network with agriculture leaders and discover the many careers available in agriculture. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture helps sponsor and coordinate NAYI every year.

NAYI will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus July 6 to 10. Approximately 200 students attend every year. Applications for NAYI are available at and must be submitted online. Current high school juniors and seniors interested in attending have until April 15 to apply.

NAYI is in its 49th year, making it the longest running agricultural youth program of its kind in the nation. This year’s theme is “Building Your Brand” and will feature motivational speakers, discussions on agricultural issues and career options, a farm management game, a formal banquet and awards presentation, and a street dance.