UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Animal and Food Science

Careers Success

Alumni Spotlight

Read about the careers and success stories of alumni in animal science-equine below.

Allison Kuhl

Allison Kuhl

Graduation Year: 2007
Major: Animal Science-Equine, Management option
Position Title: Vice President of Omega Fields
Employer: ENRECO, Inc./Omega Fields, Newton WI

Since July 2008, I have been working for ENRECO, Inc./Omega Fields. I was first hired as Omega Fields' National Sales Manager; in October of 2009 I became our Director of Sales East and was then promoted to my current role, Vice President of Omega Fields (retail sales division) in November of 2010. As vice president, I am fortunate to work remotely from home where I collaborate with team members to promote our company's growth.We focus on improving brand awareness and product acceptance by embracing new marketing techniques, developing social media strategies and launching a new Web site to communicate more effectively with our customers. My team strives to provide the most relevant product and industry information via consumer and b2b newsletters. I am also in charge of our marketing decisions and advancing opportunities for new product development and enhancing our already stellar customer service.

Throughout my five years at UWRF, I gained valuable experience not only in the classroom and hands on labs, but also by being involved in the Rodeo Club as a team and club member, barrel racing director, sponsorship co- chair, and secretary. My degree and overall college experience at UWRF was a key factor in preparing me for a fulfilling career.

Carrie Mueller

Carrie Mueller

Graduation Year: 2009
Major: Animal Science-Equine
Position Title: Research Assistant Graduate
Graduation Year: School of Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M Health Science Center

I am currently employed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Using the skills I learned from the UWRF Colts-in-Training program, I was able to transition smoothly into the workplace. I have gained valuable experience educating undergraduate students in the classroom as well as teaching colt-starting and other horse-related labs. In addition, I am performing equine exercise physiology research in pursuit of a Master’s degree. This fall, I will begin my doctoral program in biomedical sciences with a research focus on the field of immunology, including vaccine development and controlling agents of bioterrorism.

I firmly believe that I wouldn’t be where I am today without my experience at CAFES. Despite being a relatively small college, the coursework was rigorous enough to prepare me well for the challenges of graduate studies. The professors are knowledgeable and passionate; their willingness to go above and beyond has afforded me with opportunities I couldn’t have imagined. I still keep in touch with several of them and am grateful for their continued guidance. Through CAFES I was able to engage in significant research projects, even presenting the results at a national meeting as an undergraduate student.  This opportunity as well as a research internship at UW-Madison, provided through UWRF, paved a career path that set me up for success. What I liked most about CAFES was having the opportunity to tailor my degree specifically to my interests - something you don’t see a lot at other universities.

Career Opportunities

UW-River Fall's equine program prides itself on the close connections between our faculty and the horse industry. And as a result, our students are able to secure quality internships and employment opportunities. Here are just a few examples:

  • Agricultural Extension Agent
  • Agricultural Journalist
  • Agricultural Loan Officer
  • Breed Association Representative
  • Breed Publication Editor/Assistant
  • Breeding Farm Management
  • County Extension Assistant
  • Equine Equipment Sales and Service
  • Equine College Instructor
  • Equine Nutritionist
  • Extension Youth Specialist
  • Farrier
  • Farm or Stable Manager
  • Nutrition Consultant
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Race or Show Groom
  • Research Assistant Riding
  • Instructor
  • Trainer

Contact Us

Animal and Food Science
anfdsci@uwrf.edu
715-425-3704
242 Food Science Addition
590 S. Spruce Street
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