Student Spotlight: Preston Sueper

Meet Preston Sueper, a mechanized systems management student from Lindsay, Neb.
March 6, 2023

Hometown: Lindsay, NE 

Major: Mechanized Systems Management (Agricultural Systems Technology) 

Anticipated Date of Graduation: December 2023 

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

I decided to come to Lincoln from the very second that I stepped foot on campus for the State FFA Convention. Having a passion for agriculture and seeing the opportunities that CASNR has provided have helped me in making this decision.  

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

Every time I come to campus; I have always been fortunate to get nostalgia of living in a small-town farming community on East Campus. The fellowship, friendship and the hospitality that UNL provides, along with Husker Football, are some of the big features that Lincoln has to offer. 

What about diversity and inclusion is important to you when you think about your CASNR experience? 

In my college career, being able to see something from every perspective is one of the important things to connect to my CASNR perspective. Along with that being open to fellowship and conversation with those around me is a way to provide inclusion and diversity.  

Exposure to cultural differences is a huge part of college. What activity have you recently participated in that is different from what you are used to in your culture? This could be something you read, listened to, watched, eaten or otherwise taken part in. What did you learn from this activity? 

As an ambassador for CASNR, I am fortunate to talk to many different students and get to talk through their perspectives for their future college career. It is important to see this diversity and backgrounds to better understand and provide me with more opportunities to make conversations with everyone who steps foot on campus and visitors to see their ambitions. This feature will help me down the road in future careers and promote my leadership and communication.  

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

My favorite class up to this point has been EAEP 101. The opportunities that this class has set me up to understand my thoughts and ambitions into the agriculture industry. It has always kept me going with creating roadmaps and plans to better understand the path that I am called to follow. Along with this, I have got to meet colleagues and friends and created fellowship throughout East Campus.  

What are your plans for post-graduation? 

My career goals after graduation include being able to look more into precision ag as it pertains to farm machinery. With past internships, I want to help farmers by being a precision ag specialist for local equipment dealerships while also helping with the family farm on part-time.  

What's life like outside of school? 

Outside of UNL, I enjoy working on the family farm where we grow corn and soybeans. I enjoy company with family and friends, as well as camping, hunting and watching football.  

What scholarships, if any, have you received? 

I have received the Husker Power Scholarship, Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program Scholarship, various scholarships through the MSYM program, BSE department, CASNR and from previous internships.  

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