UNL Beef Industry Scholars Receive Their MBA – Masters in Beef Advocacy



KEARNEY, NE – As the 19 freshman in the UNL Beef Industry Scholars class completed their first year in college last week, they ended it by earning their Masters in Beef Advocacy (MBA) degree. The MBA program is an e-learning opportunity developed to assist producers across the country in becoming effective spokespersons for the industry.
 
The program consists of six, 1-hour core courses in the following areas: beef safety, beef nutrition, animal care, environmental stewardship, modern beef production and the beef checkoff.  Dr. Tom Field, Director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program and freshman Beef Scholars teacher, encouraged the class to participate in the program. “The MBA completion provides our Beef Scholars an opportunity to join industry leaders in being prepared to advocate for their business on a continual basis.  Immediate engagement with industry efforts helps to prepare our students to lead in the future.”
 
There are over 4,000 MBA graduates from across the US all helping to share the positive message about beef via on-line forums.  “We are thrilled to have this group of young people graduate from the MBA program and help to share our story via social media and the internet which their generation thrives on,” said Ann Marie Bosshamer, Executive Director of the Nebraska Beef Council.
 
Students include:  Aaron Aldana, Nebraska City; Steve Fish, Imperial; Lukas Fricke, Ulysses; Laura Gorecki, Farwell; Alex Heine, Yankton, SD; Devin Huesinkvelt, Cortland; Hannah Kesterson, Alliance; Jennifer Keyes, Springfield; Halsie Large, Hayes Center; Maci Linemann, Princeton; Alix Mashino, Spencer; Jared McKeever, Wymore; Logan Peters, Pender; Emily Sarbacker, Windsor, CO; Kolin Scheele, Odell; Travis Schiefelbein, Kimball, MN; Patti Schlickbernd, West Point; and Curtis Wetovick, Fullerton.





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