Nebraska Ambassadors

The Nebraska Dairy Ambassador Program is an educational and leadership opportunity for students who are passionate about dairy, are enrolled in post-secondary school, and possess strong communication abilities. Dairy Ambassadors will represent the Nebraska dairy industry in a variety of activities. During the one-year program, Dairy Ambassadors will interact with consumers at regional events, state fair, youth educational presentations, and attend dairy industry meetings.

How It Works

  • Number Selected – Up to SIX Dairy Ambassadors
  • Dairy Ambassadors will be representing Nebraska dairy farmers.
  • This is a one-year program, running from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.
  • Participants may apply for consecutive years.
  • Ambassadors will receive a $75 per diem for each day they are out participating in events.
  • Ambassadors are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship.

Application Process

  • Applicant must submit completed application materials by December 1, 2021 EXTENDED to December 15 through the online form below.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and notices sent by January 10, 2022.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a Nebraska post-secondary school for the duration of the appointment.
  • Applicant must provide their own transportation. Reimbursement for travel expenses (mileage and hotel) will be provided for all approved events.
  • Applicant must communicate effectively through email, text messaging and in-person.
  • Applicant must have the resources to be able to communicate effectively and efficiently.
  • Applicant must have a passion for dairy.


  • Participate as much as you are able. You will get more out of your experience the more you participate.
  • Respond in a timely manner. There will be requests for your presence and participation please respond to those in a timely manner.
  • Interact with consumers, your coach, staff and fellow ambassadors.

Contact Us

Please contact Dawn Eckel, Nebraska Dairy Ambassador Coordinator, at for more information or comments.

Contact Us


The following are some, but not all, of the events that selected Dairy Ambassadors may be participating in.


Industry Events

Nebraska State Dairy Association Annual Convention, February 22, 2022 (tentative)
Nebraska Dairy Ambassador Orientation, TBA 2022


Consumer Events

National Dairy Month Activations, June 2022
Nebraska State Fair, August 26 – September 5, 2022
Undeniably Dairy Grant Support, Throughout 2022
Nebraska Extension Ag Literacy Festivals, Spring & Fall 2022
Opportunities with partnering organizations


Other Opportunities

Social Media Posts, Throughout 2022
Television and Radio Interviews, Throughout 2022
Leadership development opportunities

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