We continue with our “Meet The Board” Blog posts. Today we’re introducing one of our business board members, but before we do, a brief introduction.

Many people do not know that The Leadership Center is a 501(3)(c) non-profit owned and operated by the Nebraska Vocational Agricultural Foundation (NVAF.) The NVAF is a board of directors made up of 10 Nebraska Agricultural Education teachers and 5 Nebraska business people in the areas of banking, law, accounting, as well as a business person from Lincoln and one from Omaha. While our board of directors are quite active with all the happenings of The Leadership Center, they are often behind the scenes and people don’t know them beyond name. So we are going to take some blog space to introduce to you our board members. We have asked each of them to answer a set of questions.

Name: Philip Simpson
Job & Location: Agricultural Educator – Burwell Public Schools
NVAF Board Position and how long you have served on the board? Currently i am an at Large Represenative.  I Have also served as the District 9, 10 & 12 representatives in the past, but not sure for how many years.
Favorite thing about The Leadership Center? I love seeing students grow as leaders while at the Leadership Center and the fishing
Why you like serving on the board?  I like serving on the board because it is continuing a vision of fellow ag teachers.  A handful of teachers mortgaged their homes to buy the property.  Those gentlemen believed in The Future of Agriculture and Nebraska FFA.  They were forward thinkers and cared about the FFA enough to create a home for FFA in our state.


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