Shelby Utech


  • Hometown: Hubbard, NE
  • Campus: University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Major: Agricultural Economics
  • Serviceship Community: Cozad, NE

Why did you pursue RFI’s Student Serviceship experience?
I am passionate about rural communities and I believe this experience will lead to me growing as a person and a student. I am very fond of RFI and I am absolutely ecstatic to work with such a great institution.

What do you hope to learn and how do you hope to be different from this experience?
I hope I get a lot of real world experience in Cozad that will prepare me for the future. I hope this experience will help me grow my entrepreneurial skills.

What is your favorite aspect of Nebraska?
The absolute pureness of the state. The people are so genuine and the soil is so rich; we can grow crops and raise great cattle.