Student Spotlight: Tyson Haddix

Meet Tyson Haddix, a senior animal science major with a minor in the Krutsinger Beef Industry Scholars Program from Lindsay, Neb.
May 8, 2023

Hometown:Lindsay, NE 

Major:Animal Science (Minor in Krutsinger Beef Industry Scholars Program) 

Anticipated Date of Graduation:  May 2023 

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

I came to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to follow a life-long dream of mine. I always knew I wanted to be a part of the legacy and tradition that UNL has to offer. After visiting the campus in my senior year of high school, I knew that this was the place for me.  

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

My favorite thing about the University of Nebraska at Lincoln is East Campus, and how it gives off that small-town feel in the big city. Coming to classes on East Campus, you are almost guaranteed to have a few friends in all of your classes! 

What about diversity and inclusion? Is it necessary to you when you think about your CASNR experience? 

I think diversity is one of the most important elements of CASNR. Everyone you see whether that be at home or here in class has a different way of doing things. It is important to learn these techniques to expand your knowledge, which in turn will help you succeed in the future. 

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? 

Recently I attended the NCBA conference in New Orleans, Louisiana where I was able to sit in on policy meetings on important aspects of the beef industry. Here I attended the international trade meeting, where leaders from Australia came to talk about their biosecurity process that would help prevent an epidemic from coming across their livestock.  

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

My favorite class by far has been ASCI 310 (Fresh Meats) with Dr. Schmidt. It is my favorite class because it challenged me academically. Dr. Schmidt was able to make the lessons applicable to life and everyday uses. We also got to cook and eat food for a grade! 

What are your plans post-graduation? 

My plans after graduation are currently in the works, as I am searching for a career. I am looking for a career that allows me to use my skills and knowledge learned to the best of my ability. 

What's life like outside of school? 

When I am not in school, I officiate three sports at all levels (softball, wrestling, and baseball) and I also work a part-time job at Fastenal Company. When I am not in school or at work, I like golfing and being out in nature. 

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