6 Lessons Every Ag Kid Learns Being in College
Agriculture is something that I have been very passionate about my entire life having grown up on a farm outside of a small town in Nebraska. So, I decided to tell everyone reading this article my 6 lessons that I have learned being a farm kid in the "big" city of Omaha.
1. If someone asks you how many people you graduated high school with, don't be surprised if you get some pretty strange looks from a lot of other people.
Trust me, some people can't even comprehend that I graduated with only 44 people. What shocks them even more is when I tell them that I have friends that have graduated with classes less than 10!
2. People love to hear you talk about your agriculture background!
Many people don't get the amazing experience of growing up the way many of us ag kids have. So, they love to hear about where you come from! Especially about all of your animals!
3. When people hear that you have farm fresh eggs every day at home, you could honestly run your own mini business from school!
I have had many people who live off campus who would do anything for these farm fresh eggs. I do have many regular customers!
4. You will have a lot of random questions asked.
I have had to explain how bulls are semen tested. So, don't be too shocked on this one if it is asked of you..
5. That early morning alarm that your body is so used to from doing chores outside will definitely come in handy for 8 am classes
While most people may take a few coffees to get up for 8 am classes my internal alarm has kept me going. All them times I had to get up early to feed, wash calves and hogs have definitely come in handy! (Especially, since I currently get up at 4 am for rowing practice)
6. Lastly, remember who you are and don't forget where you come from.
Personally, I believe this is the most important lesson that I have learned in my time in Omaha. College is a time for finding yourself and enjoying all of the wonderful experiences that come. My time here at college has taught me that you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl :)