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Leif Annexstad


Year in School: Junior
Major: Animal Science, Agricultural Food and Business Management
Hometown: St. Peter, Minnesota


Dairy Background: I grew up on my family’s 180 cow dairy farm west of St. Peter. In my youth, I was involved in showing and mentoring young dairy enthusiasts in 4-H and FFA, as well as the Minnesota Junior Holstein Association. I have enjoyed helping on the farm since I can remember.​

Why did you decide to take on a leadership/executive position in the club? I decided to take a leadership position in GDC because I have always looked up to the GDC members. I remember going to Gopher Dairy Camp as a young kid and seeing them at the state fair in the Gopher Dairy Bar. I hope that I can be a role model for young kids in our local dairy community. I have enjoyed my time in the club so far and hope I can help continue the tradition that is the Gopher Dairy Club.

How are you involved on campus and in Gopher Dairy Club? On campus I am involved in Delta Theta Sigma Fraternity, MN Royal, Ag Business Club, and of course GDC. I have held numerous exec positions in DTS, and am currently the Assistant Overall Chair for MN Royal. In GDC I have been able to serve as the Judging Contest co-chair and the Club Room Chair. I have also been a dairy camp counselor and served at the Gopher Dairy Bar.

What are your future plans after graduation? I hope to work in the agricultural industry for five to ten years. I hope to do something in nutrition, reproduction, or agronomy. I plan on eventually returning to my family’s dairy.​

If you could be one dairy product, what would you be and why? I would be cheese because it is my favorite. There are so many different types such as block cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese, and more. It is very versatile.