NAYI presents Award of Merit
During the 41st Annual Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute, the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council presented its highest honor, the NAYI Award of Merit, to Brian and Ann Marie Bosshamer.
"The NAYI Award of Merit is presented each year to someone with a strong commitment to youth and a dedication to the betterment of the agricultural industry," said NAYC Advisor Christin Kamm. "This year, the members of the NAYC felt that a couple should be bestowed the honor."
Brian Bosshamer serves as an Extension educator in Buffalo County, with key responsibilities to guide high school students to consider majors in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He has been a strong supporter of NAYI, and encourages youth to attend the Institute. During this year's NAYI, 11 delegates hailed from Buffalo County, along with five members of the NAYC.
Ann Marie Bosshamer is the executive director of the Nebraska Beef Council and works to support and enhance youth programs throughout the state. She is a long-time NAYI presenter and continues to guide the Beef Council's support and involvement in NAYI, as well as the Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium, Beef Ambassador Program, 4-H and FFA.
Those nominating the Bosshamers said, "The Bosshamers are making a difference for Nebraska agriculture, Nebraska youth and the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute each and every day. Together, they show an unending commitment to the future of agriculture though their actions and support of youth in our state."
The Bosshamers reside in Buffalo County with their two daughters.