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Senior, Cornell University
Public Policy intern with the American Farm Bureau Federation
Based in Washington, D.C.

Background
Q. In what area are you purusing a degree?
I am majoring in applied economics and management as well as animal science.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I was born and raised on my family's fourth generation dairy farm, Indian Acres in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, and have enjoyed showing Guernsey and Holstein cattle all my life.

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Senior, University of Kentucky
Marketing intern with Alltech
Based in Nicholasville, Kentucky

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I'm studying agriculture economics, with a minor in business as well as a minor in community leadership development.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that my grandfather started in the 1940s. We own a herd of registered Jerseys and are currently milking close to 50. Growing up, I fed baby calves and also milked every day, twice a day. In the year 2003, my family opened an agritourism operation on our farm called Chaney’s Dairy Barn where we sell our own milk and ice cream.

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Junior, Missouri State University
Intern at Midwest Dairy Association
Based in Ozarks, Missouri

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I'm studying agriculture education and agriculture communications.

Q. What is your agricultural background?

I was born and raised on a dairy farm owned by my parents, Alby and Angela Bos. We milked and bred registered Brown Swiss and a few Holsteins. We showed and displayed our cattle all across the United States and were even known competitors at the World Dairy Expo. (Many heard of our name through a cow we bred by the name of Timberline Jetway Toni.)

I started in 4-H when I was little and stayed active in that program. I also was very active in the Billings FFA chapter throughout high school. I was an officer for 3 years and was an Area XII officer my senior year. I was the first woman from Billings to receive the American FFA Degree.

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Junior, University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Marketing intern with Genex
Based in River Falls, Wisconsin

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I am majoring in agricultural studies with a minor in animal science and crop and soil science

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I lived on an 80-cow dairy in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, that my dad ran for my uncle for about five years. In 2001 my family moved to Princeton, Minnesota, where dad worked for a few different farmers and brought me along.

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Senior,University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Dairy Genetics intern withGenex
Based in Shawano, Wisconsin

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Senior, The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
Intern at Airosa Dairy
Based in Tulare County, California

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I'm studying dairy cattle production and management.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I grew up in a small farming community, but I am not from a farm. I have worked on two different dairies within the last six years. While growing up, I was always interested in dairy farming, and for as long as I can remember, my dream was always to be a dairy farmer. I first started out as a freshman in high school working on an 80-cow registered Holstein herd every day after school and on the weekends where I got a good start in the industry and really learned a lot. I immediately took an interest in the registered Holstein cow as well through showing at state and county levels, helping with classification and speaking with my boss about bull contracts in which he had at the time.

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