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Ashley Hagenow

VICE PRESIDENT


Year in School: Senior
Major: Agricultural Communication and Marketing, minors in Animal Science and Agricultural and Food Business Management
Hometown: Poynette, Wisconsin

 

Dairy Background: While I did not grow up on a dairy farm, my dairy background centers around showing and judging dairy cattle in 4-H and FFA and now pursuing more extracurriculars and a potential career in the dairy industry. I feel so fortunate to have grown up in the dairy industry and foster connections with dairy farmers, industry and peers.

Why did you decide to take on a leadership/executive position in the club? Since before I officially started as a student at the University of Minnesota, the Gopher Dairy Club was on my radar as a premier student organization that helps its members to be successful both in college and in the future. Now as a student, I have certainly experienced this, and serving as a leader in the club hopefully sets a similar example for both current and future members of the Gopher Dairy Club to maximize their college experiences!

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

On campus, I serve as the Student Administrative Assistant for the Department of Animal Science, as president of the National Agri Marketing Association, am involved in the CFANS Mentor Program and participate on the Dairy Challenge Team. I am also a member of the Agricultural Business Club and Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing Club. In GDC, I also serve as Yearbook Editor and on the Scholarship Committee.

What are your future plans after graduation? While I am still determining the exact details of what life after graduation holds, my goals after college are to serve agriculture in a way that positively impacts the hard-working men and women in this industry!

If you could be one dairy product, what would you be and why? I would hands-down be mozzarella cheese because it can go on just about anything and cheese is a food group in its own right for me!