College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Success Stories 2017

Alexus Heldt
Name: Alexus Heldt

Hometown: Watertown, MN

Major: Agricultural Engineering Technology

Involvement: Alpha Zeta, Ag
Industry Falcon Pulling Team,
CAFES Ambassador, and
Barbell Club

Job: Research and Development
Engineer with Vascular
Solutions, Inc. in Maple
Grove, MN

Amber Yager
Name: Amber Yager

Hometown: Highland, WI

Major: Dairy Science and
Animal Science with an
Equine Emphasis

Involvement: Rodeo Club,
Rodeo Team, and Dairy Club

Job: Livestock Production
Specialist for Purina Animal
Nutrition at Premier Cooperative 
in Mineral Point, WI

Ashley Larson
Name:  Ashley Larson

Hometown: Mondovi, WI

Major: Dairy Science and Animal
Science with an Equine

Involvement: Rodeo Team, Rodeo
Club, and Colts in Training

Job: Reproductive Leader for
Marshland Acres in
Durand, WI

Avery Marcott
Avery Marcott

 Fountain City, WI

Major: Horticulture with
Business Emphasis

Involvement: Horticulture Society
and Pi Alpha Xi

Job: Horticulturist for Olbrich
Botanical Gardens in Madison, WI

Christina Bauer
Christina Bauer

Hometown: Hastings, MN

Major: Agricultural Business

Involvement: Agricultural
Business and Marketing Society,
Crops & Soils Club, Agribusiness
Quizbowl, and Forage Quizbowl

Job: Sales Agronomist for
River Country Coop in Hastings
and Randolph, MN

Danielle Holtz

Hometown: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Major: Dairy Science

Involvement: Dairy Club

Job: Calf Manager for
Maliszewski Dairy LLC
in Arcadia, WI

Destiny Dykes
Destiny Dykes

Hometown: Almond, WI

Major: Agricultural Business
and Crop Science Minor

Involvement: Crops and Soils

Job: Field Representative for
Seneca Foods Corporation
in Cumberland, WI

Faith Baier
Faith Baier

Hometown: Durand, WI

 Animal Science

Involvement: Phi Kappa Phi,
Alpha Zeta, Pre-Vet Club,
SURSCA, Animal Welfare Lab,
Animal Welfare Judging Team,
and Academic Quadrathalon

Graduate School: Master of
Science in Animal Science
studying Livestock Behavior and
Welfare under Dr. Temple Grandin
at Colorado State University in
Fort Collins, CO

Lisa Ecker
Lisa Ecker

Hometown: Wanamingo, MN

Major: Agricultural Engineering

Involvement: Sigma Alpha, Falcon
Pulling (Quarter Scale Tractor
Team), Agriculture Industries
Club, Association of Women in
Agriculture, Dairy Club, Dance
Team, Falcon Guide, and
Orientation Transition Leader

Job: Process Engineer for Gold'n
Plump in Arcadia, WI

Mackenzie Brantner
Mackenzie Brantner

 Eau Galle, WI

Major: Dairy Science

Involvement: Dairy Club, Rugby
Club, and University Band

Job: Herdsman for Hay Creek
Dairy in Eau Galle, WI

Mike Sankey
Mike Sankey

Hometown: Amherst, WI

Major: Agricultural Business

Involvement: Alpha Gamma Rho

Job: Sales Associate for Land O'
Lakes - Winfield Solutions in
Owatonna, MN

Morgan Thums
Morgan Thums

Hometown: Rib Lake, WI

Major: Animal Science and
Biology Minor

Involvement: Dairy Pilot Plant and
International Education

Job: Zookeeper for Wildwood 
Wildlife Park in Minocqua, WI

Nicole Hanninen
Nicole Hanninen

Hometown: Ashland, WI

Major: Conservation

Job: Adventure Program Staff
for YMCA Frost Valley in
Claryville, NY

Robin Muenzenberger
Robin Muenzenberger

Hometown: Coon Valley, WI

Major: Crop and Soil Science
with Crop Emphasis

Involvement: Alpha Gamma
Rho and Crops and Soils Club

Job: Parts Salesperson for
Tractor Central in Westby, WI

Sabrina Yanke
Sabrina Yanke

Hometown: Prairie du Sac, WI

Major: Dairy Science

Involvement: Dairy Club,
Intramurals, National Dairy Challenge
Team Manager, Collegiate Farm Bureau,
and Agriculture Education Society

Job: Field Technician Support for 
Quality Liquid Feeds (QLF) in
Dodgeville, WI

Name: Morgan Elsinger

Hometown: Spencer, WI

Major: Animal Science Major, Meat
Animal and Companion Animal 
Emphases; Chemistry Minor

Involvement: Pre-Veterinary Club

Job: Dairy Herd Information
Specialist with Northstar
Cooperative in Eau Claire, WI

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