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Dairy Intern: Kelsey Holter

Published on 25 June 2010


Junior, Ohio State University
Editorial intern with Progressive Publishing
Based in Jerome, Idaho



Q. In what area are you currently pursuing a degree?
I am majoring in agricultural communications with a minor in animal science.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
Along with my two sisters, I am a fourth-generation dairy farmer on my family’s registered Holstein dairy in Ohio.

I am also a member of the Buckeye Dairy Club, the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and Alpha Sigma Upsilon agricultural sorority.

Internship information
Q. What will your responsibilities be this summer?
I will be writing and editing stories for Progressive Dairyman magazine, as well as learning the behind-the-scenes happenings of a major publication company.

Q. What do you hope to have learned by the end of your internship?
By the end of my internship, I hope to have gained the necessary skills to become a quality story editor, as well as an accomplished journalist and advocate for the dairy industry.


Q. What intrigues you most about Progressive Publishing?
Progressive Publishing is a great, informative publishing company that provides up-to-date information about the innovative practices within the industry. Having the chance to work and learn with this staff will be one of the greater turning points in my early career.

Q. What can you do to make a meaningful impact during your internship?
I hope to make an impact by putting forth all of my effort to learn more about this division of the industry and learn ways in which I can better communicate for the dairy industry as a whole to consumers and other industry personnel.

Q. What do you think will be the most challenging aspect of your intern duties?
I think the most challenging aspect of my intern duties will stem from the fact that I am so far away from home. I will miss my family and friends, but I hope to overcome that and be able to work very hard to obtain my goals.

Q. What's your best story from the first day or week of your internship?
I can’t really say that I have a great story yet, but the staff here at Progressive Publishing is very helpful and nice. I look forward to a great, educational summer!

Future plans
Q. What do you hope to do after graduation?
After graduation, I hope to get married to a dairy farmer and find a job in which I can display my writing and design skill set.

Q. Why do you want to remain a part of the dairy industry?
I have always been involved in the dairy industry, and it means a lot to me. I care not only for my family’s operation, but for all family and industry operations within the industry and seeing all of us band together to provide quality products and information is something in which I want to be apart of for the rest of my life. It is also an industry that will never run out of careers and opportunities. PD


Check out Kelsey Holter's profile on Proud to Dairy and some of her most recent blogs, featuring other Proud to Dairy members:
Dairying Down Under
New York, NEW YORK!