Hometown: Wood River, Nebraska
Major: Agronomy with a minor in Agricultural Economics
Anticipated Date of Graduation: May 2021
Why did you decide to come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?
I decided to come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln because they have an outstanding agronomy program. UNL offers an abundance of opportunities to grow as an individual and as a student. There are also awesome career connections for students, which was important to me.
What is your favorite thing about University of Nebraska-Lincoln?
My favorite thing about UNL is East Campus because I can surround myself with students of the same agricultural background who also want to be successful.
How has diversity and inclusive excellence played a role in your CASNR experience?
CASNR does an awesome job of promoting diversity on campus. I have the chance to connect with kids from many different farming backgrounds. It also allows me to see the agriculture industry from so many different viewpoints.
What is your favorite class you have taken so far and why?
My favorite class so far has been AGRO 204 because it painted an awesome picture of why our environment and soil health is so important, but also gave management practices and crops to support that.
What are your plans post-graduation?
My post-graduation plans are to attend graduate school to further my education in weed science.
What’s life like outside of school?
Outside of school, I enjoy working on my family's cow/calf operation back in Wood River. Someday, I hope to raise cattle of my own. I also enjoy residing as president of UNL's Commodity Marketing Club and attending agronomy club meetings. I love gardening and sewing in my free time.
Lily has received the following scholarships: the Mid-American Crop Life Association Young Leaders Scholarship and the Ida Wilkens Berger Scholarship.