Profile: Lesly Lopez

Lesly Lopez

Yousra Abdulrazig

Omaha World-Herald Explorer

Lesly Lopez is a quirky and easy going girl from a small family of four.

Her mother originates from El Salvador, and her father from Mexico. She enjoys listening to music, running, and watching movies with her family.

She might seem like the ordinary teenage girl, but something that sets her apart is her love for agriculture. Her older sister basically peer pressured her to join their school’s agriculture club, but now she couldn’t imagine her life without it.

“People don’t know enough about it,” Lopez said. “They think it’s just farming, but there’s so much more to it.”

Some of the parts of agriculture people don’t know much about, she said, include marketing, business, science and, of course, farming.

The science behind agriculture is really what drew her in and keeps her going. She loves agriculture even if it makes her seem like a nerd.

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