Student Spotlight: Felicia Knoerzer

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Felicia Knoerzer
May 18, 2020

Hometown: Elwood, Neb. 

Major: Animal Science with a minor in agribusiness

Anticipated Date of Graduation: December 2021

Why did you decide to come to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln?

 I came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for its’ animal science program. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew my life would be focused on animals and agriculture. After my campus visit junior year, I knew I had found the place that would positively challenge me as I turned my dreams into a reality.

What is your favorite thing about the University of Nebraska–Lincoln?

The connections I have made with other students, professors, staff, and industry professionals.

How has diversity and inclusive excellence played a role in your CASNR experience?

It has allowed me to embrace who I want to be as an industry professional and has given me so many opportunities to grow as a person.

What is your favorite class you have taken so far and why?

Either ASCI 250 (animal production) or ASCI 370 (animal welfare). In both of these classes, I was able to learn more about the unique characteristics of different species, as well as the different techniques used to raise the animals.

What are your plans post-graduation?

After completing undergrad, I plan on attending graduate school to earn my master's in either reproductive physiology or breeding and genetics. My goal is to work with livestock producers to help them make advancements in the performance of their animals through genetic selection. In addition, I want to raise a cow/calf herd of my own and engage in advocating for the industry by sharing my agricultural story.

What’s life like outside of school?

Outside of school, I spend a lot of my time enjoying the little things in life. I love to hang out with my friends, work with animals, be outdoors, listen to music, work out, watch movies, and let my creativity run wild.