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062410_dairyintern_dariomartinez

Senior, Tarleton State University
Editorial intern with Progressive Publishing
Based in Jerome, Idaho

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I am an agricultural services and development major, with an emphasis area in agricultural communications and a minor in Spanish.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I grew up in a rural community in central Texas.

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dairyintern_elinoropitz

Junior, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Intern with the Minnesota Holstein Association
Based in Waite Park, Minnesota

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I'm majoring in animal science with a dairy production emphasis and philosophy.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I did not grow up on a farm, but my extended family farms and my mother works for the Midwest Dairy Association.

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dairyintern_peteryoder

Senior, Penn State University
Intern at Nyman Brothers Dairy (milking 2,400 Jerseys) as part of the Hilmar Dairy Internship program
Based in Hilmar, California

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I'm majoring in animal sciences.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I'm from a 130-cow family dairy farm in Belleville, Pennsylvania. I'm also active in the Penn State Dairy Science Club and have participated in Dairy Challenge.

Q. What previous internship positions have you held?
I interned at Tuls Dairy in Nebraska during the summer of 2008, and I was a sales intern with Fort Dodge Animal Health last summer.

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dairyintern_erinmohler

Senior, University of Missouri – Columbia
Intern with Animal Agricultural Alliance
Based in Arlington, Virginia

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I am an animal science major and ag econ minor.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I grew up actively involved in 4-H on a small hobby farm in Southern Maryland. My brother, sister and I showed hogs, cattle, sheep and goats. This is where my true passion for the livestock industry began.

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dairyintern_jeremyfair

Senior, University of Tennessee – Martin
Intern with Animal Agricultural Alliance
Based in Arlington, Virginia

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I am majoring in agriculture education.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I grew up on a family farm in Northwest Tennessee where we raised cross bred beef cattle and mixed grass hay. I started showing Red Angus cattle at the age of 10 through the 4-H program.

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dairyintern_chelseabrander

Junior, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Communications intern with Select Sires
Based in Plain City, Ohio

Background
Q. In what area are you pursuing a degree?
I am double majoring in Dairy Science with a business emphasis and Life Science Communications.

Q. What is your agricultural background?
I grew up in Spring Green, Wisconsin, on a dairy farm that has been in my father’s family for four generations, Branders Registered Holsteins. We moved to the home farm when I was nine years old, when my dad took over the farm, and I began showing cattle that summer.

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