Former resident named to LEAD
Craig Davidson, a 2006 Chase County Schools graduate, has begun training as a 2019-2021 LEAD fellow. LEAD is a two-year Nebraska Leadership Education/Action Development program involving persons involved in production agriculture and/or agribusiness in Nebraska.
Fellows are chosen through an application and interview process. They participate in monthly seminars across Nebraska, a 10-day national study/travel seminar and a two-week international study/travel seminar.
Davidson, 32, is a product manager for Helena Agri Enterprises in Omaha. He previously was employed as a crop protection sales representative for Dow Agro Sciences in Wisconsin and as a range and pasture specialist, also for Dow, in Nebraska.
Davidson said his “whole career has been geared towards agriculture. I’ve been in the industry since graduation” from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in agribusiness.
He was involved with FFA in high school and college, serving as a state vice president in 2007-08. Davidson grew up on a farm/cattle operation north of Lamar.
The goal of LEAD is to develop problem solvers, decision makers and spokespersons for agriculture and Nebraska.
Davidson’s goal is “to grow my leadership skills, learn more of the political processes, network with other agricultural leaders and help guide the future of agriculture in the state.”
The Nebraska LEAD program is sponsored by the nonprofit Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council in cooperation with the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL and 12 other institutions of higher education throughout the state.