Taylor Cammack and Anne Streich and Tai Pleasant

Our Student Ambassadors are undergraduate students selected to promote the department to prospective students and guests.

TAYLOR CAMMACK

Why did you chose your major?

I chose Horticulture as my major because of the time I spent helping my grandma landscape her yard, and also through competing in several horticulture-related FFA events. My grandma is very passionate about her flowers, and I spent many summers with her mulching and weeding when I had time, and still do when I’m home. Through FFA, I was able to discover that my passion could be a potential career path.

Why did you chose to attend Nebraska?

Attending the University is basically a rite of passage in my family. I’ve had lots of family members go to college here and it’s always felt like home for me, even coming to campus when I was young. I didn’t really look anywhere else because I knew I belonged here and I was going to attend an excellent school with an amazing agro/hort department.

Why did you chose to be an ambassador?

I chose to become an ambassador so I could give back to the department. My professors, peers, and the coursework has helped me refine my ambitions and set me on course to be successful in my future. I want to be able to tell future and current students my story and show they how they can succeed here.

What's your advice for future Nebraska students?

Make connections and stay involved! Go to conferences and extracurricular events in things like FFA, 4-H and other programs. People I met at those events years ago I see on campus every day. And that was how I met a lot of my good friends in college today. It’s a small world and those connections with your peers will help you long after you graduate.

Research and Internships

This past summer I interned here in the Agronomy department in Dr. Lindquist’s lab as a student worker. My team and I worked on a soybean study for a PhD student, where I assisted with weekly sampling, test plot management, and processing samples. Also through Dr. Lindquist’s lab I have been doing research to use in my honors thesis, where I am studying popcorn and its potential sensitivities to several different herbicides.

Taylor Cammack

Major

Horticulture

Undergraduate Student Services

Tai Pleasant

Tai Pleasant

Undergraduate Recruiter
tpleasant2@unl.edu
402-472-2827
202A Keim Hall, East Campus

Anne Streich

Anne Streich

Undergraduate Advisor
astreich2@unl.edu
402-472-1640
202B Keim Hall, East Campus
Bio Information

Student Ambassador Alumni

LOGAN ANDERSON

Why you chose your major

I chose to major in Agronomy after competing in several plant-focused events in FFA. While doing those I found I enjoyed working with plants and learning about them. I knew I needed to major in something I could make an enjoyable career out of and I thought Agronomy was beneficial to my future career plans and would make my college learning experience enjoyable.

Why you chose to attend Nebraska

I chose to attend Nebraska because they are one of the premier Agricultural schools in the nation and they have an excellent Agronomy and Horticulture Department. With the University having such a great offering of superior academics while also remaining affordable, attending Nebraska was an easy choice for me.

Why you chose to be an ambassador

I became an ambassador because the Agronomy and Horticulture department has given so much to me, and I wanted to help other students get the same experience and satisfaction that I have with the department. I also viewed this opportunity as a chance to better myself by growing my leadership, communication, and time management skills.

What's your advice for future Nebraska students?

My advice to future Nebraska students is to be as outgoing as you can and get involved. Do your best to meet people and make connections that you will keep for the rest of your life. As much as college is about learning material that will prepare you for your future career, it is also a time to better yourself and build your network.

Research and Internships

This past summer I interned at Farmers Cooperative as an Agronomy Intern. I was at the Filley Agronomy location where I scouted fields, tissue sampled, and helped with day to day operations. During that experience, I learned a lot and also used a lot of the information and skills obtained in college to perform the tasks given to me. It was a great experience and provided insight and knowledge for my career plans.

LOGAN ANDERSON

Major

Agronomy

LILY WOITASZEWSKI

Why you chose your major

I chose to major in agronomy because growing up on a family farm provided me with an extensive background in agriculture. With this farming background, I felt I would be able to excel in Nebraska’s program as well as the agriculture industry in Nebraska. I also enjoy being outdoors and working with farmers. A career in agronomy will provide me with opportunities to pursue activities that I enjoy doing.

Why you chose to attend Nebraska

I chose to attend Nebraska because the number of agriculturally involved students and people within the university is awesome and the agronomy program offers me many opportunities.

Why you chose to be an ambassador

I decided to be an ambassador because I wanted to not only learn more about our department but also share it with others.

What's your advice for future Nebraska students?

Get involved! One of the greatest benefits that Nebraska has to offer is connections. You’re going to go to school with hundreds of kids who are eventually going to be in the workforce with you. Make your connections now so they will benefit you later.Effort is important. You’re not always going to be the smartest, but your teachers are going to notice your work ethic and it’ll take you farther than you think.

Research and Internships

My first internship was as a crop scout intern with an independent crop consultant with H&H Consulting in Juanita, Nebraska. My biggest takeaway from this internship was the basic agronomic knowledge provided to me. Whether it was weeds, soils, moisture, diseases or insects, I had the opportunity to put my book knowledge to work and see it in the real world outdoor environment.

My second internship was as a sales representative intern with FMC Corporation, a company that focuses on chemical agricultural solutions. The courses I have taken at Nebraska in agronomy and agricultural economics provided me with the knowledge to work in the agricultural sales industry.

I plan on interning with Corteva working with Pioneer Seed next summer 2020.

Activities

I am involved with the Nebraska Corn and Soybean Boards, Commodity Marketing Club and the Agronomy Club.

LILY WOITASZEWSKI

Major

Agronomy

Minor

Agricultural Economics

Wood River, Nebraska

TYLER QUICK

Why you chose your major

I chose horticulture as my major because it is what I enjoy the most.

Why you chose to attend Nebraska

I chose Nebraska because it offers some of the best programs in the nation in any of the agricultural fields.

Why you chose to be an ambassador

I wanted to be an ambassador because I really enjoy sharing and talking with high school-aged students who have similar passions as I do.

What's your advice for future Nebraska students?

My advice for high school juniors and seniors would be to take advantage of all the opportunities and experiences available to you..

Research and Internships

I have interned with Nebraska 4-H and the Box Butte County Extension Office. 

Activities

I am an Officer in the FFA Alumni Club and a member of the Hort Club. I also serve on the Chancellor's Environment, Sustainability, and Resilience Commission.

TYLER QUICK

Major

Horticulture – specializing in landscape design.

Minor

Engler entrepreneurship and agribusiness

Alliance, Nebraska