Jake Krings – Agronomy Major
Jake Krings, senior agronomy major, talks about how the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture are unique to him.
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- [00:00:03.200]I chose to come to college
- [00:00:04.550]at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln mainly
- [00:00:07.220]because of the ag program.
- [00:00:09.060]I knew the classes that I would take here
- [00:00:10.890]would apply to agriculture in Nebraska
- [00:00:13.450]and that's my main goal, to be close to home
- [00:00:16.880]and have a job where I can make an impact
- [00:00:18.710]on an industry that is such a big part of Nebraska.
- [00:00:22.970]I was a transfer student so my second year of college,
- [00:00:27.020]I had to sign up for classes here,
- [00:00:28.680]transferring from a community college.
- [00:00:30.570]All the teachers knew where I was coming from,
- [00:00:32.680]had had students like me already,
- [00:00:34.480]my advisor made sure I was in the right classes
- [00:00:37.550]to get those done.
- [00:00:38.700]Student support at UNL is absolutely fantastic.
- [00:00:42.130]When I came here, I'm a pretty quiet person
- [00:00:43.810]so getting involved was the biggest thing, I think.
- [00:00:47.010]The kids and the faculty that run the Agronomy Club
- [00:00:50.180]were extremely welcoming and, within the first couple weeks,
- [00:00:53.210]I joined the Crops Judging team
- [00:00:55.650]and it really allowed me to get a good foothold on campus,
- [00:00:58.570]feel pretty comfortable.
- [00:00:59.490]And, now, I feel like I can walk around
- [00:01:02.010]and it's like a small town.
- [00:01:02.880]You know everybody, anybody's there to help you study
- [00:01:05.250]for a test, you get waves as you're driving by,
- [00:01:07.410]it's one of the best places I've ever been.
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