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2018 NSR Interns
Payton Dahmer, Missouri
Growing up Payton was very involved in his 4-H club and FFA chapter, specifically the livestock judging team, while showing both pigs and sheep at the state and national level. He has also enjoyed being a member of the NJSA over the years and meeting new people at NJSA events. Payton is a 2017 graduate of Butler Community College where I received an associate’s degree in agriculture and was on a very competitive livestock judging team. Currently, he is a junior at Kansas State University majoring in animal science and industry with a business option. At K-State, Payton is a member of the livestock judging team and involved with K-State’s Block and Bridle and the Swine Interest Group. Upon completing his undergraduate studies, Payton plans to get a master’s degree in swine nutrition and ultimately obtain a career in the swine industry.
Payton is most excited to [ … ]
With the spring semester completed, the 2015 summer interns began their first week with the National Swine Registry (NSR) and National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) May 18. The NSR and NJSA would like to welcome to the office and in the field – Charlie Huelsenbeck, Jessica Harsh and Matt Romoser. We sat down with them to learn more about their background and what they are looking forward to the most this summer. We hope you enjoy getting to know our interns a little more!
Charlie Hulsenbeck – NJSA
Q: Where are you from?
A: Churubusco, Indiana – a town north of Fort Wayne.
Q: Where do you attend school, and what class are you in?
A: I am currently a senior at Purdue University.
Q: What is your major?
A: My major is agricultural education.
Q: What activities are you involved in at college?
A: I was a member of the 2014 Purdue University livestock judging team, am involved in the Block & Bridle Club as well [ … ]
The Pork Checkoff awarded scholarships to college students throughout the U.S. with an interest in the swine industry. Of the 22 students recognized for their scholastic merit, leadership activities, industry involvement and plans for a future career in the industry, seven were members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA). NJSA Junior Board President and past National Swine Registry Fieldstaff Intern Corey Carpenter of Red Bluff, Calif., was the top candidate, and will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Corey will start working toward a master’s in swine nutrition at Oklahoma State University this summer.Other NJSA recipients receiving $2,000 scholarships include:
NJSA Junior Board member David Ammann of Highland, Ill. David is studying swine nutrition at the University of Illinois.
Past NJSA Intern Cassie Holloway of Darlington, Md. Cassie is studying swine nutrition at Texas A&M University
Denise Beam of Elverson, Pa. Denise is studying ag business at the Pennsylvania State University.
Vance Brown of [ … ]
In his book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell set out to discover what makes people successful. He concluded that a key factor in being successful is opportunity – those who are given extraordinary opportunities and have the presence of mind to seize on them outperform those around them.
I can say, the past two summers I have been blessed with two extraordinary opportunities. Last summer, the PR team at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau took a chance on me as a college freshman. It’s that experience that gave me the confidence and experience to apply for this position, and I owe a debt of gratitude to Jen, Katie and everyone who was involved in selecting me the 2012 NSR Marketing & Communications intern.
Over the course of the summer, I have learned and grown a lot. Below are just a few lessons I’ll take back with me to Madison as I [ … ]
Hi all! My name is Ali Harwell and I am the NJSA Intern this summer. I am so excited to have the opportunity to be involved in another side of this awesome organization. We are already busy getting ready for WPX and NJSS and cannot wait for everyone to see what we have planned for this summer!
A little more about me… I am a senior Spartan from Michigan State University (MSU) majoring in environmental studies and agriscience with a specialization in secondary education. With this degree, I will have the opportunity to teach kids about the many aspects of agriculture. I hope to inspire future generations to be good representatives of agriculture and share the good news our industry has to offer. Activities that keep me busy at MSU include the livestock judging team, Sigma Alpha Agriculture Sorority and Block & Bridle.
A native of Coldwater, Mich., I grew up in [ … ]