The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) is a weeklong experience for high school juniors and seniors from across Nebraska to learn more about career opportunities within agriculture. This conference features speakers, workshops, agricultural education, networking with peers and industry leaders, professional development, leadership experience, fun and new friends!

"NAYI is life changing. Along with making new friends, networking, and learning more about agriculture, I figured out what I wanted to major and minor in at college! Also, I was able to meet with businesses/organizations I could intern or work for during and after college."

Wesley Wach
2018 NAYI delegate and 2018-2019 NAYC member

"NAYI was the best week of my summer. I enjoyed getting to know more about different ag industries in Nebraska, as well as meeting others with a passion for agriculture."

Hannah Hettle
2018 NAYI Delegate

“At NAYI, I’ve witnessed students accept the challenges we face in the agricultural industry. Seeing students find their own passions within the ag industry and taking the first steps to make a difference is the reason we NAYC members do what we do.”

Eric Leisy
2018-2019 NAYC Member

“NAYI is one of the greatest professional conferences for young people interested in agriculture. The connections and information shared at NAYI are lifelong and impactful.”

Lukas Fricke
2017 Speaker and Former NAYI Delegate

Contact us

301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94947, Lincoln, NE 68509-4947

Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute


Christin Kamm (NAYC Advisor)

Courtney Nelson (Head Counselor)

Felicia Knoerzer (Head Counselor)