Lincoln, NE – Miranda Hornung of Davey, Nebraska was named the 2020 recipient of the Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship at the Nebraska Pork Producers Association’s Annual meeting held on February 12 in Lincoln. Miranda will receive a one-thousand-dollar scholarship. Miranda is the daughter of Les Hornung and the late Joan Hornung.
Miranda is a sophomore studying agriculture education at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She uses her passion to grow leaders in many ways like assisting with after school clubs for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at Goodrich Middle School’s Community Learning Center.
Miranda also serves as the Primary Programmer for the UNL FFA Alumni Club. In that role she works to connect industry professionals with students at meetings. She is an active member of the Collegiate Farm Bureau and the UNL Ag Ed Club, while also serving as a member of the Advisory Board for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and is an active participant in the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program.
Miranda is an advocate for agriculture and agriculture education through her role as a National Teach Ag Ambassador. In this capacity, she has traveled across the country to promote agriculture education on a collegiate and career level as well as provide workshop facilitation on basic agriculture industry topics.
Miranda understands her future career as an agriculture educator is a major leadership role. She says, “I will be the voice of new information, guidance, and wisdom for countless students and I have the opportunity to influence their thoughts and actions in the agriculture industry.”
“The Nebraska Pork Producers Association believes being a teacher is one of the most vital roles to impact a student and are excited by what the future holds for Miranda and the teaching profession,” said Kyla Habrock Education Director.