Brenna Connelly

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Year in School: Senior
Major: Agricultural Communication & Marketing and Animal Science
Hometown: Byron, Minnesota

 

Dairy Background: I grew up working on my cousins’ dairy farm located in Byron, Minnesota where we milk 60 Registered Holsteins. I was involved in 4-H and FFA and showed our Registered Holsteins through my involvement in these organizations. Additionally, I competed on my county’s dairy judging and dairy knowledge bowl teams. Most recently, I served as the 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the goodwill ambassador for Minnesota dairy farmers.

Why did you decide to take on a leadership/executive position in the club? The Gopher Dairy Club is one of the first clubs I joined when I came to the University of Minnesota. Throughout my time in the club, I have been involved in a variety of activities that the club offers. I was excited to be a member of the executive team to help continue our traditions and provide members with meaningful experiences during their college careers!

How are you involved on campus and in Gopher Dairy Club?

Oncampus, I am involved in Beta of Clovia Sorority, AECM Club, Block and Bridle, and the Minnesota Royal Executive Team. In the Gopher Dairy Club, I have been the co-chair of the senior trip committee, co-chair of the judging contest, and yearbook committee member.

What are your future plans after graduation? After graduation, I plan to find a career in agricultural communications. I hope to continue building relationships between farmers and consumers.

If you could be one dairy product, what would you be and why? If I could be any dairy product, I would be ice cream because it is one of my favorite dairy foods!

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