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Senior, St. John’s University
Intern at Minnesota Milk Producers Association
Based in Buffalo, Minnesota

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I’m majoring in management with an emphasis on business administration and a minor in economics.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I grew up working on North Oak Dairy, my family’s dairy farm in Freeport, Minnesota.

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070110_dairyintern_jones

Junior, Cal Poly State University
Marketing Communications intern with Accelerated Genetics
Based in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I am a dairy science major and agricultural communications minor.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
Agriculture has always been an extremely important part of my family. We own and operate a dairy in Stevinson, California. Our lives revolve around that farm, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

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062910_dairyintern_nathansmith

Graduate, Tarleton State University
Public relations intern with the American Farm Bueau Federation
Based in Washington, D.C.

Background
Q. What did you study in college?
I majored in agricultural services and development with an emphasis in agricultural communications


Q. What is your agricultural background?
Agriculture has been a way of life for me for as long as I can remember. I was raised on a cotton farm and cattle ranch in west Texas. Growing up with a direct connection to the food and fiber consumers eat and wear gave me a unique appreciation for those who make a living in production agriculture.

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062910_dairyintern_amanda

Senior, University of Maryland College Park
Intern at Shoestring Dairy
Based in Tasmania, an Australian island
(Click here to learn more about Tasmania's dairy industry)

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I am double majoring in animal science, with a focus in dairy, and agricultural science and technology.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I grew up in 4-H with horses and always wanted to get involved with cows. I finally got the chance to start working on dairies when I got to college and other farms.

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dairyintern_caitlinpatrick

Junior, Virginia Tech
Intern with Van Exel Dairy
Based in Lodi, California

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I'm majoring in dairy science and professional writing.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I grew up in Woodbine, Maryland, on a 160-cow Ayrshire and Holstein farm

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062410_dairyintern_kelseyholter

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

Background
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.

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