Student Spotlight: Matt Hoffmann

Matt Hoffmann
Meet Matt Hoffmann, a junior majoring in agricultural economics, with minors in agronomy, animal science and grazing livestock systems from Plainview, Nebraska.
March 22, 2021

Hometown: Plainview, Nebraska

Major: Agricultural Economics, Minors in Agronomy, Animal Science and Grazing Livestock Systems

Anticipated Date of Graduation: May 2022

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

I chose the University of Nebraska-Lincoln because I believed that it was the best opportunity for me to learn and gain the skills necessary to be successful post-graduation, as well as to gain the best college experience along the way.

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

My favorite thing about the university is the people, they truly make UNL a special place.

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

For me, diversity has opened up different perspectives, as well as thoughts to be heard, which has allowed me to consider all angles of situations and to make better decisions in all parts of life.

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

My favorite class has to be ASCI 100. Professor Reiling is an awesome teacher and makes the class a ton of fun.

What are your plans post-graduation?

My long-term plans are to return to my hometown of Plainview to take over my family’s farming operation. As for short-term, my plan is to work for an agronomy-based company for five to 10 years, or until things are ready for me to return home.

What’s life like outside of school?

Life outside of school is busy to say the least. When I’m in Lincoln I stay busy with FarmHouse Fraternity, clubs and organizations, campus tours and hanging out with friends. When I’m back in Plainview, I spend most of my time helping out with just about everything on our farm.

Matt has received the following scholarships: CASNR Undergrad Scholarship Foundation, the Harlan Agribusiness Scholarship, the Ag Economics Club Scholarship, the Joseph O. Young Scholarship and the Lawrence Schmitz Scholarship.