We have reached that time of year. The graduation gowns are being bought. Bucket lists are being reviewed. Seniors begin to cherish the “this may be the last time…” moments. Much too soon, “selfies” from bored students waiting in ceremonies will be flooding your Facebook newsfeed.
Here in the Brock Center, two of our own will be walking the stage on June 16th and entering through the gateway to the real world. While we are sad to be losing two seniors, we are excited to see where their path in the agriculture industry will lead them. We are also thrilled to welcome two new additions to the the team – Alex Beeler and Jordan Dunn!
Team Brock has exciting plans following the end of this school year and we want to share their plans with you!
After graduation, Ray will intern at Filament Marketing in Madison, Wis., for the summer. Filament Marketing is an integrated public relations, marketing and advertising firm that focuses on agriculture clients. The internship is designed to give her a sense of everything Filament Marketing does including: making strategic marketing plans, writing press releases and stories and designing promotional materials.
Ray will start her Agricultural Education and Communication master’s degree program at Kansas State University this August. As part of her assistantship, she will also be teaching an Agricultural Business Communications course. After earning her master’s degree, she will go on to work in the agricultural public relations field. Some day, she may decide to teach Agricultural Communication at a university.
Brazil will be based out of Shawano, Wis., interning with Genex Cooperative, Inc., for six months as a genetics department assistant. The company has the mission of increasing their customer’s profit through superior genetics to dairy and beef producers. A few areas of exposure during Brazil’s internship will include phenotypic trait data collection in sample herds, daughter performance evaluation, reproductive program technologies and genomic selection for sire procurement.
Following her internship, Brazil wants to obtain a position within the dairy industry in genetics or herd health management. She hopes to be a resource for producers in realizing gains of profitability and efficiency in their operations. Eventually, Brazil may further her education with a master’s degree in dairy cattle management.
Taylor Pires & Amanda Meneses
Have no fear! The Brock Center and Ag Circle magazine are being left in extremely capable hands. In addition to our recently appointed new editors, Pires and Meneses will be returning with their talent and passion for the agriculture industry. These motivated young ladies both have summer internships with two national leading dairy industry publications.
Pires is going to be in Fort Atkinson, Wis., as Hoard’s Dairyman’s intern. She will assist the magazine in their mission of supplying dairy farmers with applicable information in regards to all aspects of the industry. She will work with the team on layout for their World Dairy Expo Supplement and spend a portion of the summer traveling throughout the nation gathering story leads. Other responsibilities will include graphic design, technical writing and copy editing.
Meneses will be breaking new ground in Idaho as the editorial intern at Progressive Dairyman. The publication has a unique combination of current news, market reports, industry trends and dairy management tips. The internships primary areas of responsibility are writing feature and news articles, copy editing and photography. Meneses will also have the opportunity to gain experience in graphic design, web content, social media and marketing strategy.