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Behnke and Dreier hired as 2014 Summer Interns

Baraboo, WI - May 23, 2014...The Wisconsin Holstein Association is pleased to announce Ashley Dreier of Norwalk, Wis., and Morgan Behnke of New Glarus, Wis., as the 2014 summer interns. Ashley and Morgan will be based out of the office in Baraboo, Wis.

During the summer, Ashley and Morgan will serve in public relations and professional writing roles. They will work with the Wisconsin Holstein News in order to gather articles, testimonials, roundtable leads and write breeder profiles. These ladies will be a vital part in creating content for the Wisconsin Holstein website, monthly e-newsletters and blog. Ashley will serve as the primary point person for the planning and coordinating of the 2014 WHA Futurity in West Allis, while Morgan will lead the 125th anniversary committee and projects and events associated with this celebration, to take place in 2015.

In addition to these duties, Ashley and Morgan will attend district shows and daylight and twilight meetings to represent the association, assist in the development of a new membership directory, and provide various supporting roles through the summer to benefit the association.

Dreier grew up on her family’s dairy farm, Hi-Lo Springs Holsteins, where she assisted with cattle care, calf registration, genetic selection, reproductive records and some occasional AI relief. She has been involved with black and white Holsteins her whole life but looks forward to one day owning a couple red and white Holsteins as well. Being around Holsteins has allowed her to be involved in showing and judging cattle at the local, district and state levels.

A December 2013 graduate in agribusiness and science technology from Western Technical College, Dreier continues to work at her home farm in Norwalk, Wis. In this role, she remains responsible for keeping records of all breeding services, feeding calves, milking cows, providing input on genetic selection, and some occasional AI relief.

Dreier is very interested in a future on the farm and working on building onto her own herd, in addition to focusing on her showing career. Ashley is looking forward to meeting producers across the state and attending the various Wisconsin Holstein events.

Morgan Behnke is no stranger to the Wisconsin Holstein Association, having served as the 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Princess. Morgan will enter her senior year at UW-Platteville in the fall where she is studying graphic design and marketing.

Morgan’s previous experience includes working as an event specialist, as well as assisting Cattle Connection and the World Classic Sale during World Dairy Expo. She also operates Behnke Photography, taking family, children and senior portraiture. Morgan is currently a Holstein World Special Events Intern, providing writing and photography for the web. Upon graduation, Morgan hopes to continue working within the dairy business and hopes to put her knowledge to use in an advertising role.

Morgan is excited to join the association in an intern role this summer.

Wisconsin Holstein Association is a not-for-profit membership organization with the purpose of promoting the Wisconsin Registered Holstein breed, its breeders and owners. Established in 1890, it has grown its junior and adult membership to become the second largest state Holstein association in the nation. For more information visit the WHA website at www.wisholsteins.com.