The Crew is for student members who enjoy social media and want to share their love of agriculture with the world. Members gain valuable skills in agriculture communication by learning from industry professionals and hands on experiences. Crew members are selected in the spring and participate in the program for one year.
Ideal Crew Member:
- Cares about the future of agriculture
- Is familiar with all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
- Can express their love for agriculture in 140 characters or less
- Enjoys attending local, state & national conferences & events
- Wants to change the world!
The Crew at a Glance
Crew members are expected to reach a series of milestones throughout the year by posting on social media sites and sharing agricultural content with followers using #neagcrew
Crew members write blogs throughout the year that are featured on Nebraska Farm Bureau's "Farm Meets Fork" blog
Receive hands on ag communication experiences. Field days show members an entire communication process such as creating a video start to finish
Meet-ups are in-depth trainings to help you become a better leader in the ag industry. Everything from leadership development to media training
Each month special guests share more about how they use social media and communication strategies every day in their career
2021 Crew Members
Hi everyone! I’m Madalynn Graham and I am going to be a Junior at LCC. I live in Laurel, Nebraska and raise show chickens. I am involved in 4-H, FFA, Speech, and more. My SAE focuses on teaching people about agriculture through blogging. I am my FFA chapter’s reporter and using social media to let everyone know what we are doing. I am going to be working with Northeast Nebraska News Co. to do Agriculture and community segments. I feel so honored to be a member of the CREW. I can’t wait to advocate for Ag issues to spread a positive light on this amazing industry and the people within it!
Hey everyone, I am Jenna Hallock! I am from Keya Paha county which is about 30 miles South of the South Dakota border where I am a sixth-generation rancher on my family’s ranch. I will be going into my senior year of high school and am heavily involved in FFA and other various activities. I have been an FFA officer for the last three years and am currently the Treasure. Agriculture has always been a major factor in my life. My family raises black Angus cattle and hays about 500 acres of land. I am so excited to be a CREW member this year and help advocate agriculture!
Hello! My name is Emily Kerbs. I was born and raised in Fruita, Colorado where my love for the outdoors and agriculture started. My family and I moved to a small town south of Kansas City, Missouri in 2016, and soon after we moved to Hickman, Nebraska in 2018. Throughout my journey I have raised and shown market and breeding lambs, cared for and harvested grapes at a local winery and vineyard, and I currently work as a Veterinary Assistant at an animal hospital. FFA and 4H have always been a big part of my life, and I want to continue to give back to these amazing organizations. I will be a Freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with plans to major in Agriculture Education with a minor in Agriculture Communications. It’s extremely humbling to be a part of an industry with people of all ages and backgrounds who come together to create something greater than themselves. I love hearing and sharing the stories of many agriculturalists all over the world making a difference in their communities and finding ways for a more sustainable future to help feed the world. I am so excited to serve as a member of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Crew this year and all the new opportunities and connections it will bring!
Hey y’all, Sidney Kucera here! I am from Madison and was raised on a row crop and cow calf operation. Our family also owns a seed sales and crop consulting business. Growing up helping my father sell seed and my mother sell direct-marketed beef spurred my desire to work in the agriculture industry. This coming fall I will be starting my final year at Northwest Missouri State University, where I am studying political science with a minor in agriculture communications. I have been very involved with Northwest’s Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter and was recently elected president. I also serve as vice president for our Sigma Alpha chapter. I am very excited to work alongside my fellow Crew members to advocate for the industry we all love!
I am Carson Maricle from Albion Nebraska. I will be a senior in high school attending Boone Central High School in Albion. I am heavily involved in farming, 4H, FFA, high school football, and track.
I live on a family farm south of Albion and put many hours in helping grow cows, corn, hay, and hogs. I farm with my twin brother, two sisters, dad, mom, and grandpa.
In 4H and FFA I show cattle, participate in animal science contests, and am the Vice President of Boone Central’s Chapter.
I also play football and track for my high school.
I am very excited to be a part of the crew and learn about connecting more people to production agriculture.
My name is Cody Maricle and I am very excited to be in a part of the Crew. I live south of Albion, Ne on our family farm. I work on the farm with my brother Carson (pictured right) my dad and grandpa. I am very involved at Boone Central Highschool, doing football, basketball, and track. I will be a senior this year. I am also involved in 4-h and FFA, showing pure bred red angus cattle I raise with Carson. We compete in many shows including state fair and jr. nationals. I am the parliamentary of our FFA chapter. Agriculture is a very large part of my life. Everything I do is centered around my farm or some part of agriculture. I am very excited to learn more about using social media as a tool to advocate for this great industry.
Hey everyone! I’m Ruby Molini and I’m from Waverly, NE, which is just 10 miles outside of Lincoln. I work as a farmhand in Greenwood, NE, a few miles from my hometown. We farm 2,000 acres of corn/soybeans, have AQHA world show horses, and a herd of steers. I just finished my first year at Southeast Community College as a member of their academic transfer program. I plan to transfer to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. I am our current 4-H president and am looking forward to summer rodeos. In my 4-H years I experienced showing market lambs, hogs, and horses. I’m excited to learn more about agriculture and continue advocating for farmers and ranchers. I am thrilled to be a member of the CREW and can’t wait for this new chapter.
Hey everyone! I'm Jocelyn Pohl. I am from Bridgeport, Nebraska where I grew up on my family's farm. Agriculture has always played a huge role in my life. I currently attend the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and am majoring in Agricultural Education. Growing up, I kept myself busy by being involved in all the opportunities my school and community had to offer, some of my favorites being 4-H and FFA. I showed cattle within 4-H and served as President of my FFA Chapter. Through these two agricultural related groups, I learned a lot about the agricultural industry and all of the opportunities it offers. I hope to someday use my career as an Agricultural Education Teacher to help spread these opportunities to my future students. Through being a part of Crew, I hope to help advocate for the agricultural industry and gain knowledge and skills to help me keep doing so in the future! I couldn't be more excited to be a part of this experience for the next year!
Hey y’all my name is Carly Schaad and I am going to be a senior at Lakeview, a rural school just outside of Columbus. I am extremely active in both FFA and 4H. I am a returning officer within my chapter and work to advocate for us through interviews and the chapter’s Instagram. I also compete in many competitions, with livestock judging being a primary focus in statewide competitions. In 4H I show pigs and help to teach others how to show and care for their livestock. It’s been a great opportunity to better connect to my community and my good ‘ol Nebraska roots. I’ve grown up being involved with agriculture and plan to always base my life around it. I hope to attend UNL to study Ag Communications or Ag Education and Leadership and continue my love for agriculture. I am super excited to be a part of The Crew and can’t wait to help promote and advocate for agriculture and it’s future!!
Hi everyone! I am Lacey Schmidt from southern Nebraska and will be a senior at Deshler Public Schools. I extremely involved in FFA and 4-H, and school activities such as sports. I show cattle at jackpots, nationals, Askarben, and the Nebraska State Fair. Now, a little about my background, I live on the family farm where we raise Simmental/Angus cattle, along with running our own feedlot, and of course having a few Herefords mixed into that bunch. We also have seven show pigs. Besides livestock, we raise corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and wheat. I can’t wait to be a part of the Crew and become a better advocate for the agriculture!