Agricultural Economics Ambassadors


Marydith Donnelly

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Hey y’all! My name is Marydith Donnelly and I am a junior from Katy, TX, studying Agribusiness and Supply Chain Management. Growing up in an area with 7 million people has given me a different perspective on agriculture than many of my peers but UNL provides a place for us to grow our knowledge together. I am a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association and a student ambassador for the Department of Agricultural Economics. I am also a group fitness instructor, involved in the Tractor Restoration Club and the Campus Recreation Advisory Council. Making the move from Texas was easy thanks to the family I found on East Campus. My classes and clubs have allowed me to network with people all over the country and get to know Lincoln better through community service. I look forward to helping each of you find your place on East Campus, let me know how I can help.

Erika Harms

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Hey everyone! My name is Erika Harms and I am currently a senior at the university studying Agricultural Economics and minoring in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Communications. I was raised on a farm in Glenvil, Nebraska. Growing up I spent time working on our farm, showing horses and enjoying the typical country girl things! Agriculture has always been a huge part of my life and I knew it was my designated path for a career. One of my favorite parts of East Campus is its small campus feel. It has turned into a home away from home, just without the cornfields. Besides being a Department Ambassador, I have been involved with the National Agri-Marketing Association. During my time at the university, I have been able to explore various career paths through organizations and internship opportunities. After graduation, I will be working with John Deere as a Marketing Representative! I’ve enjoyed my time here, but am excited to move on to the next step.

Logan Kalkowski

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Hey everyone! My name is Logan Kalkowski, I am a senior studying Agribusiness with a banking and finance option.. I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska where I spent most of my time during the week. My family owns a cattle operation in Lynch, Nebraska which is where I spent most of my summers and weekends. What I have learned through my experience of enjoying both urban and rural environments is that connections are always beneficial. Through my experiences, I have been able to find a path toward helping the agricultural industry while connecting the larger communities with the rural ones. Nebraska has provided many opportunities for me, all of which I would call an experience. The experiences that have helped grow me as an individual include being an Ag Econ ambassador and being able to reach out to students to help them find a great fit. Along with an ambassador, I am also a member of the Nebraska Human Resource Institute where I mentor a young student and help him in his transition into high school. I am a member of FarmHouse fraternity and am an active member of the Engler Entrepreneurship Program. I also recently was added to the black masque chapter of Mortar Board, which is a senior honor society on campus. Through these experiences I have been able to better myself and find members of the university who are willing to help me on my journey into the future. Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding my experience or anything about the university experience.

Karly Niewohner

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Hello! My name is Karly Niewohner and I am a current junior from Snyder, NE. I am studying Agribusiness with a Banking and Finance option and a minor in agronomy. Being raised on a family farm, I quickly learned that working hard is a way of life and the only way to get what you want is to work for it! I have always known I wanted to move home and live on a farm, never thought I could see myself going to school in a city. Fortunately, with East Campus, I was able to receive the home like feel which created the endless opportunities of clubs to join, professionals to meet, and lots your enjoyment interests here at CASNAR. Along with being an ambassador, I am a part of the National Agri-Marketing Association and President of the Ag Econ/Agribusiness Club. If I can be of any assistance, don’t hesitate to contact me!