As the Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, I would like to thank you for your interest in the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI). During NAYI 2023, we hosted over 200 high school juniors and seniors who gained a better understanding of the agricultural industry, learned how to become better advocates for agriculture and developed ideas on what future career paths are available to them in the agricultural industry.

We hope that you will find the information on this page helpful as you consider potentially sponsoring this important agricultural youth education event.

Sherry Vinton
Director, Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Sponsorship Incentives          NAYI 2024 Brochure


Special thanks to our NAYI 2024 sponsors:

2023 Sponsors          2024 Sponsors
Cornhusker ($10,000+)
Cornhusker - Nebraska Dep of Ag
Cornhusker - CASNR
Cornhusker - KAAPA
Cornhusker - NE Corn Board
Cornhusker - Nebraska Soybean Board*
Cornhusker - Home Agency

Sower ($7,500-$9,999)

Sower - Country partners

Cottonwood ($5,000-$7,499)
Cottonwood - Siouxland
Cottonwood - NIFA
Cottonwood - Grape Winery Board

Cottonwood - Potato Board

Cottonwood - Craft Brewery Board

Cottonwood - Kimmel

Goldenrod ($3,000-$4,999)

Goldenrod - Nebraska Beef Council *

Goldenrod - Nebraska Assn. of Resource Districts
Goldenrod - Helena

Goldenrod - KanEquip
Goldenrod - Farm Credit Services
Goldenrod - AKRS

Goldenrod - NE Farm Bureau
Goldenrod - Green Plains
Goldenrod - CPI

Goldenrod - Mitchell Equipment

Meadowlark ($1,000-$2,999)

Meadowlark - Ward
Meadowlark - Philbro
Meadowlark - Reinke

Meadowlark - CoBank
Meadowlark - Bomgaar's
Meadowlark - Farmer's Cooperative

Meadowlark - NICCA
Meadowlark - Wheat Board
Meadowlark - Ethanol
Meadowlark - Kelley Bean
Meadowlark - Nebraska Dry Bean Commission
Meadowlark - NDPLC
Meadowlark - Agri Affiliates
Meadowlark - Nebraska Poultry
Meadowlark - Aurora

Meadowlark - USDA

Little Bluestem ($100-$999)

Kent Zeller


Central Valley Irrigation


Design Agri-Systems, Inc.


Pride Grain


Nebraska State Grange Inc.


Sack Lumber


Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association


Citizens State Bank


Nebraska Agri-Business Association


Renewable Fuels Nebraska


Ag Valley Coop


Lincoln Premium Poultry


Kamler Enterprises LLC


Nebraska Pork Producers Association


Midwest Dairy


Frontier Coop


Farmers National Company


Nebraska Sorghum Board


Long Agronomics, Inc.


* Company has pledged amount to NAYI.

Edible Contributions

Colby Ridge Popcorn

Hiland Dairy