Student Spotlight: Jared Stauffer

Jared Stauffer
January 8, 2020

Hometown: Milford, Nebraska

Major: Agribusiness Banking & Finance

Anticipated Date of Graduation: Spring 2020

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

When considering where to go for college, I knew I wanted a larger and well recognized university but also one that smaller sense of community. I found this through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources here at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

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

My favorite thing about the University of Nebraska – Lincoln would be the opportunities that students have to get involved and grow. With over 500 registered student organizations and countless leadership positions throughout the university, students have many different ways to make their college experience more than just about academia.

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

During my time in college, I’ve learned to push myself to interact with people and ideas that challenged my point of view. This has taught me that not everyone is from small town Nebraska like me, and that more is gained when different ideas are used together.

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

FITN 100, otherwise known as an introductory scuba diving class. A swimming pool isn’t a typical classroom setting, but it was a nice break from my normal list of courses!

What are your plans, post-graduation?

Most recently, I was a precision agriculture intern with Dorchester Farmers Cooperative. This allowed me to develop more knowledge of the most up-to-date precision-ag practices. I’m currently in a banking and finance program that works to prepare students for a career in a lending position. I’m not exactly sure where I’ll go after graduation but I’m currently considering the possibility of continuing my education through a graduate program!

What’s life like outside of school?

Outside of school, I’m a member of Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity, the National Agri-Marketing Association, UNL’s College Republicans chapter, and a member of this year’s team for The BIG Event. I’m also an Agricultural Economics Department Ambassador and a Greek Ambassador for the university. In my free time I enjoy cheering on the Huskers in any athletic event and spending time with friends.