Year in School: Junior
Major: Animal Science - Dairy Production
Hometown: Zumbrota, Minnesota
Dairy Background: I grew up on my family’s dairy farm in Zumbrota, MN where we milk 70 Holsteins. I always loved being able to help out in the barn when I was young and my passion for dairy only grew as I got older. I joined the Goodhue County 4-H Dairy Judging Team and created some of the best memories of my life. I have been able to judge dairy at World Dairy Expo, the North American International Livestock Exposition, at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland, and also in Luxembourg. I have been blessed with being a member of the dairy community and am looking forward to continuing to advocate for the dairy industry and farmers that I am so passionate about.
Why did you decide to take on a leadership/executive position in the club? When I first came to college Gopher Dairy Club was the only organization that I knew I would be joining for sure. I looked forward to being able to jump right in and help out with judging contests and the Gopher Dairy Bar. I knew that I wanted to make an impact on the club and be as involved as possible and being on the executive team is a great opportunity for me to have those opportunities.
How are you involved on campus and in Gopher Dairy Club? On campus I am involved in Gopher Dairy Club, Beta of Clovia sorority, the Minnesota Royal Executive Team, and the University of Minnesota Dairy Judging Team. Within GDC I have been on the banquet committee, was a judging contest co-chair, and am currently the alumni chair and part of the social media team.
What are your future plans after graduation? After graduation I plan on finding a job in the area of dairy nutrition. I hope to work within the industry and possibly return to the family dairy after a time in working for a company involved in dairy feed and nutrition.
If you could be one dairy product, what would you be and why? If I could any dairy product it would be chocolate milk because it’s my favorite dairy product!