Due to COVID-19, the Next Gen ND youth advisory program will not be in effect during the 2020-2021 school year. The program will resume in 2021, with application submissions opening in the spring.

Next Gen ND is an exciting opportunity for you to give your voice, insights, and vision to the energy and agricultural leaders in our state. High-level decision makers from three organizations—the North Dakota Petroleum Council, the North Dakota Farm Bureau, and the Lignite Energy Council—want to hear what you have to say.

Your participation means you have the chance to shape the future of energy and agriculture for years to come. You’ll even get the chance to take tours of mines, power plants, oil rigs, and farms, if desired.

Download and read the press release for more information.

Next Gen ND Participants on two-day tour visiting Whiting Oil, Baker Boy, Red Trail Ethanol, BNI Coal Center Mine and Minnkota Power Cooperative's Young Station. 

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We want to hear your voice and opinion about energy and ag in our state.
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Your voice and insights will make a positive difference in North Dakota.
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You’ll gain valuable life and leadership experience through participation.
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You’ll receive a certificate of achievement and letter of recommendation from the heads of our partnering organizations.



Apply for your chance to inform and
guide three big industries in North Dakota.

Student Videos

Last year’s team activity was for Next Gen ND participants to create a 30-second video. Here are the results.


The application deadline for Next Gen ND has now passed. Check back in Spring of next year for new opportunities.

Partnering Organizations