Toni Rasmussen

Toni Rasmussen

UNL is the perfect distance from my hometown - close enough to go home, but far enough I could gain a different experience. Additionally, I was impressed with the people. They truly invested in me as a visitor in high school and have continued to do so as I have progressed through my college career. The dean's office, the ALEC Department, the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship staff and numerous others all make each of their students feel as if they are an integral part of CASNR, this university and the agricultural community.

The diversity, the variety and the opportunity each student is given when he or she decides to become a Husker. From religious organizations, to agriculture-based programs, to gaining a new hobby, one can literally do anything at UNL. With that, the support a student is given with whatever he or she decide to pursue is far greater than anyone could have ever imagined. I cannot tell you the number of times someone has offered their help and expertise to me as they encouraged me to challenge myself. As we challenge ourselves as students, we grow into positive leaders and contributors.

During the week, I work at the Rural Futures Institute and as a Healthy Husker peer educator for the UNL Health Center. I serve on the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council and serve as an Engler Executive Committee member. Many times you can find me at conferences, meetings, working out, or talking and being social. I absolutely love this life and the people involved and wish to thank them for their continuous encouragement!

Major:  Agricultural Education
Year:  Graduate in May 2017
Current Employer:  Rural Futures Institute & UNL Healthy Center
Notable Activities:
  • Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
  • Healthy Husker peer educator
  • Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council