Mission Statement

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“Catalyze innovative education and training for current and future professional crop management practitioners”

To carry out this mission, the Foundation: 

  • Supports the education goals and activities of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC)
    • Support quality educational sessions for independent crop and research consultants
    • Sponsor the annual Richard L. Jensen Memorial speaker at the NAICC Annual Meeting
    • Facilitate development, funding and implementation of a leadership program
  • Facilitates and administers scholarship endowments for the benefit of encouraging students pursuing a career in professional crop management
    • Richard L. Jensen Memorial Scholarship Fund for undergraduate students
    • FFA Foundation College Scholarships for high school students
    • Earle Raun Endowment Scholarship Fund for University of Nebraska, Lincoln students
  • Identifies and develops opportunities for funding
    • Friends of the Foundation Campaign
    • NAICC Fundraising Activities
    • Grants
    • Education Endowments
    • Education Workshops
  • Supports the communication goals and activities of the NAICC
    • Awareness of the profession
    • Membership recruitment and participation

The FEAE understands the term “professional crop management practitioners” includes both researchers, crop consultants and quality assurance professionals.