Junior, Oklahoma State University
Marketing and Communications Intern with Accelerated Genetics
Based in Baraboo, Wisconsin
Q. What is your agricultural background?
I was raised on my grandfather’s 160 acre dream in Mt. Airy, Maryland. My family runs Angus cattle and boar goats and raise corn, soy beans and hay. As a 4-Her I showed beef cattle, sheep, goats, hogs and one dairy heifer.
Livestock judging was a huge part of my upbringing, and after I used my eligibility, I decided to dairy judge for two years. I was incredibly fortunate to participate on a national champion 4-H team that was able to travel to Europe.
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I received my associate's degree in agribusiness from Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. Currently I am a junior at Oklahoma State Univeristy, double majoring in agricultural communications and animal science.
Q. What activities or associations are you involved in?
American Angus Association, American Shorthorn Association, Butler Livestock Judging, Butler Ag Ambassadors, OSU Livestock Judging, OSU Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, OSU Block and Bridle and OSU Cattlewomen’s Association.
Q. What will your responsibilities be?
A large portion of my internship duties will be taking pictures of various events, employees, products and bulls. I will also hold design, writing, videography and various other responsibilities.
Q. What do you hope to have learned by the end of your internship?
I would like to further my photography, graphic design, videography and writing skills.
Q. What intrigues you most about the company or organization where you're interning?
The people! I have never had the opportunity to work with an organization so rich with great, friendly people who genuinely care about their customers and co-workers. I have only been working for a short time but the atmosphere within the company is unmatched.
Q. What can you do to make a meaningful impact during your internship?
I think the best way for me to make a meaningful impact is to accomplish as many tasks as possible and to provide fresh ideas.
Q. What do you think will be the most challenging aspect of your internship duties?
I think the most challenging part will be accomplishing everything that I want to accomplish.
Q. What do you hope to do after graduation?
I am not positive what I will do after graduation. I may look into a master’s degree or may go straight to work. Eventually it is my goal to own my own livestock marketing company that offers photography, videography and design services.
Q. Why do you want to remain a part of the agricultural industry?
Agriculture is my passion. It has fed and clothed me, and provided me with incredible opportunity and experience. I just wouldn’t feel right being a part of any other industry. PD
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