Honors & Awards
• Three Letters (2010, 2011, 2012)
• 2012 Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament Team • Academic All-Big Ten (2012) • Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011)
2012 Outlook: Kurt Farmer will switch corners this season as he moves from first base to third base • Has great hands and should make a seamless transition to the left side of the infield • Set career highs in 10 categories in 2011 and was one of three players to start all 55 games • Will be looked to as a run producer for the Huskers after ranking third on the team with 32 RBIs a year ago • Became the first player from Columbus High School to sign with the Nebraska baseball program.
“Kurt did a fantastic job playing everyday at first base last year,” Head Coach Darin Erstad said. “He is our best defender in the infield, and we feel good about having him at the corner.”
2011: After playing in just 15 games in 2010, Farmer was one of three players on the 2011 roster to start all 55 games for the Huskers • Hit .275 on the season, while ranking third on the team in both RBIs (32) and doubles (11) • Had just three errors all season as the Huskers’ primary first baseman with a .994 fielding percentage • Produced multi-hit games on 16 occasions, including five three-hit performances • Had just one hit in the final 10 games of the season, but managed five RBIs during the stretch • Notched two hits each in the series opener and finale against Baylor on April 29 and May 1, respectively • Opened the Oklahoma series on April 22 with a 2-for-3 outing and one run • Hit .500 (6-for-12) with two RBIs and a double against Kansas State in Manhattan to help the Huskers win their first Big 12 series of the year with 2-1 record on the weekend • Went 3-for-4, including a double, in a 5-4 win over Kansas State in the series finale • Opened the Oklahoma State series with a 3-for-3 performance, as he had two doubles, scored two runs and drove in a run in a 12-7 loss on April 1 • Went 2-for-4 with four RBIs against Doane on March 30 • Had two hits and three RBIs in the second game against Texas Tech on March 26 after going 2-for-5 the previous night • Produced seven hits and nine RBIs in a four-game sweep of North Dakota at Hawks Field, including a home run in both games three and four • Opened the Fresno State series with three hits, including a pair of doubles, and one RBI on March 11 • Had a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 19 to March 4 • Hit .400 (12-for-30) during the stretch.
2010: Farmer served as a backup infielder/designated hitter, batting .333 with two runs scored in 15 contests • Enjoyed a .500 on-base percentage, as he was also hit three times in just 16 plate appearances • Made the most of his first career start, going 2-for-3 with a run scored against Texas Tech on May 22 • Delivered a pinch-hit single against Southeast Missouri State on May 8 • Was hit by a pitch in his only plate appearance against North Dakota on March 31 • Saw action in both games against Northern Colorado, but went hitless in his only at-bat • Collected his first career hit against South Dakota State on March 16 • Came off the bench in all three games in the Houston Baptist series, going 0-for-2 with a HBP on March 14 • Drew a walk in his only plate appearance against Nebraska-Kearney on March 10.
Before Nebraska: Farmer was one of the state’s top performers playing for Coach Mark Mueller at Columbus High School • Tabbed as a first-team all-state selection by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star as a senior • Hit a state-best .568 with 10 homers, 44 RBIs and 19 doubles, leading the state in batting average, RBIs and doubles and ranking second in homers • Belted three homers, including a grand slam, and drove in nine runs in the district playoffs against Lincoln North Star • Named preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball • Garnered second-team all-state honors in the infield from the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald as a junior, leading the state with six homers, while ranking in the top 10 in the state in batting average (.466, sixth), RBIs (33, fifth) and doubles (15, second) • Collected all-state recognition for the first time in 2007, after hitting .450 with five homers and 15 doubles • Lettered four times in basketball, garnering honorable-mention all-state laurels as a junior and senior.
Personal: Born on Jan. 29, 1991 in Columbus, Neb. • Parents are Steve and Deb Farmer • Has two older sisters, Julie and Katie • Major is communication studies.