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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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Senior, Wartburg College
Intern at Midwest Dairy Association
Based in Ankeny, Iowa

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I'm majoring in communication arts with a public relations emphasis and leadership minor

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I grew up on a 250-cow dairy farm in northeast Iowa.

Q. What previous internship positions have you held?

I worked in the state 4-H office last summer as the Iowa State Fair 4-H Communications Assistant.

The previous summer I was the Fayette County 4-H Program Assistant and worked with programming in my county’s extension office.

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Junior, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Progeny Promotions intern with ABS Global
Based in DeForest, Wisconsin

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I am majoring in dairy science and life sciences communication.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I grew up on a 60-cow registered Holstein and Jersey farm in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. I grew up showing cattle and being involved in agricultural organizations including 4-H, FFA, Junior Holstein Association and Junior Jersey Breeders Association.

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