Student Spotlight: Madisen Randa

Madisen Randa
Meet Madisen Randa, a graduating senior majoring in agronomy from Verdigre, Nebraska.
April 26, 2021

Hometown: Verdigre, Nebraska

Major: Agronomy, Integrated Crop Management option

Anticipated Date of Graduation: May 2021

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

Since I was little, I have always wanted to be a Husker, a very common Nebraskan kid’s dream. My father and brother are both UNL alumni, which played a slight part in my decision. However, it was after attending my first Husker football game, I was SOLD. I knew this institution was the very place I would call home years later, while gaining the knowledge and connections needed for my next step in this game of Life. My involvements in Sigma Alpha, the UNL Livestock Judging Team and the Agronomy Club have made this place I call home even better.

What is your favorite thing about University of Nebraska-Lincoln?

My favorite thing about UNL is the East Campus community and its small-town feel, which made transferring to UNL a much less daunting task.

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

Diversity and inclusiveness have shaped CASNR into an institution of growth, facilitated by go-getters and change makers. I feel honored to walk the halls with these future leaders and appreciate the connections UNL has given me.

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

My favorite class thus far has been MSYM 354. This class offered a very hands-on approach that integrated many different technologies and concepts, as they relate to conservation. The lab portion took course content and molded it into an interesting and interactive learning experience.

What are your plans post-graduation?

I plan to return to my family farm up north and secure a job that utilizes my degree in some fashion.

What’s life like outside of school?

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. When possible, I try to escape home for a weekend, where life just moves a little slower.

Madisen has received the following scholarships: the Regents CC Scholarship and the Ken Good Scholarship.