Zane Nichols

Zane NicholsHometown: Ashland, MO

Major and year: Agricultural Education – Teacher Certification, Freshman

Activities, Clubs and Orgs: Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity, Agricultural Education Society, Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow, and Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau.

Personal Pronouns: He/ Him

Why did you want to become a CAFNR Ambassador? I wanted to be that person I needed when I was touring and looking for a college. I want to be that someone who is going to tell people the good, the bad, and the exciting parts of CAFNR and Mizzou in general to hopefully give them someone to relate with and trust. I wanted to communicate about something I was passionate about and help others find that same calling here within CAFNR.

What has been your favorite part of your degree program so far? My favorite part of being an Agricultural Education major has definitely been the people I have gotten to meet. Being in Ag. Ed., I get a chance to take a variety of classes, meaning I get to meet lot of different people and hear THEIR stories. I love the community set up within Ag. Ed. that allows me to network and build relationships across all of CAFNR.

Best study spot? Eckles Hall common area is definitely the best study spot because it is nice and quiet, but filled with windows to see the beautiful landscaping and the hustle-and-bustle of students around the building.

Best place for a snack or coffee? Wheatstone Bistro is my go-to for a morning snack with Starbucks right next to it in Memorial Union for a quick, convenient breakfast snack and coffee.

Dream career? I want to be a content creator for agriculture brands where I can create media to connect with consumers and advocate for agriculture. My overall goal is to create something people can relate and connect with, while still learning more about the truth in the industry.

What do you love about CAFNR? I love how dedicated and hard working the people of CAFNR are. Whether that be students, professors, or staff in the college, we surrounded by genuinely good people here, and I could not ask for any better. I’ve had teachers sit with me for multiple hours after class to figure out problems, students be more than willing to form study groups or get lunch with, and executives who will not stop until students are given the best opportunities available even given tough circumstances. The determination and work ethic here are through the roof thanks to the amazing people in CAFNR.

What advice do you have for incoming students? There is no growth in the comfort zone, and no comfort zone. Sometimes we have to be willing to take that leap of faith and break out of our comfort zones before we can learn to grow and succeed at something new and unimaginable.