I plan to assist in managing the family farm under my father until I take over the operation for myself. Expand the operation by diversifying with the addition of livestock, look into being on agricultural boards, run a tiling business (field tiling not floors), who really knows!
I decided to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln because I knew I was going to be coming back to the great state of Nebraska to live out my life and what better way to assist that life than by building a network of aspiring individuals who will, in some way, have connections to my home area. I knew that UNL had a great agricultural program and I wanted to learn from the best teachers, researchers, and daily operators.
I love that CASNR offers a small-town feel in a college environment. If I walk around campus the people I pass aren't just faces in a crowd, they're my friends. I've made them through class, clubs, and other organizations on campus. I was worried about going from a graduating class of 50 students to a University of 25,000 students, but East Campus makes me feel like I have a home away from home.
Farming requires a broad range of skills to be a successful operator. I felt that applied science offered a great selection of courses that allowed me to enter studies in agricultural business/economics, plant sciences, and mechanized systems management.
I am very active outside of the academic environment at UNL. I am a member of FarmHouse Fraternity, the University Marching Band, The Big Red Express, the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council, Navigators Greekside Worship Band, Navigators Bible Study, multiple intramural teams, CASNR Ambassador, I hold an ASUN Senate seat for CASNR, and I went on an education abroad trip with the Agricultural Economics Department to France and Spain to study their agricultural and cultural differences. This summer I interned with The Scoular Company in Andres, IL.
Year: Anticipated Graduation-May 2018
Current Employer: -
- FarmHouse Fraternity
- University Marching Band
- Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council
- Navigators Creekside Worship Band
- Navigators Bible Study
- CASNR Ambassador
- ASUN Senate
- Education Abroad in France & Spain