CAFES Success Stories 2019

Emily Anciaux
Name: Emily Anciaux

Major: Horticulture

Hometown: Hixton, WI

Involvement: Pi Alpha Xi

Job: Grower/Propagator at Bailey
Nurseries in St. Paul, MN

Savannah Brauer
Name: Savannah Brauer

Major: Animal Science with an 
Equine Emphasis

Hometown: Waukesha, WI

Involvement: Women's Volleyball,
Chemistry Tutor, and URSCA

Professional School: Attending
Veterinary School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 
School of Veterinary Medicine

Hailey Dykes
Name: Hailey Dykes

Major: Crops and Soil Science

Hometown: Mazeppa, MN

Involvement: Crops and Soils

Job: Associate Program at Winfield United
in Jamestown, ND

Lacey Filla
Name: Lacey Filla

Major: Animal Science, Equine Science Emphasis

Hometown: Independence, WI

Job: Riding Director at Clearwater Camp for Girls in
Minocqua, WI

Emma Gehring
Name: Emma Gehring

Major: Animal Science, Science Option, 
with Meat Animal Emphasis

Hometown: Slinger, WI

Involvement: Falcon Barbell Club

Job: Herd Manager at Antler Adventures in 
Roberts, WI

Seth Hau
Name: Seth Hau

Major: Agricultural Engineering

Hometown: De Pere, WI

Job: Project Design at Riverview LLP in
Morris, MN 

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Name: Noelle Hitz

Major: Conservation with Outdoor
Education Minor

Hometown: Oshkosh, WI

Involvement: Resource Management Club,
Women's Rugby, and worked in
Campus Recreation

Job: Day Croix Camp Counselor at
YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson, WI

Emily Klatt
Name: Emily Klatt

Major: Animal Science, Companion Animal
Emphasis and Management Option

Hometown: Barron, WI

Involvement: Women's Cross 
Country and Track and Field

Job: Veterinary Assistant at Plainview
Veterinary Clinic in Rochester, MN

Matthew Kortbein
Name: Matt Kortbein

Major: Crop and Soil Science

Hometown: Tomah, WI

Involvement: Crops and Soils Club 
and Collegiate Farm Bureau

Job: Sales Professional at Pioneer 
Hybrid Seed Company of Corteva
Agriscience in Tomah, WI

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Name: Rhett Kragness

Major: Agricultural Engineering

Hometown: Colfax, WI

Involvement: Alpha Gamma Rho

Job: Agronomist at River Country Co-op
in Chippewa Falls, WI

Abigail Michels
Name: Abby Michels

Major: Dairy Science

Hometown: Antigo, WI

Involvement: Pre-Vet Club and

Professional School: Attending Veterinary School
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School
of Veterinary Medicine

Samuel Minch
Name: Samuel Minch

Major: Dairy Science

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

Involvement: Dairy Club and 
Block and Bridle

Graduate School: Attending the 
University of Wisconsin-River Falls to
pursue a Masters in Agricultural Education

Taylor North
Name: Taylor North

Major: Animal Science and Minors 
in Horticulture and Chemistry

Hometown: Janesville, WI

Involvement: Block and Bridle,
Horticulture Society, and academic

Job: Working at Future Farm Grown in Baldwin, WI

Madelyn O'Brien
Name: Madelyn O'Brien

Major: Food Science and Technology

Hometown: Kimball, MN

Involvement: Women's Basketball, 
studied abroad to the Netherlands,
Dairy Product Judging Team
competed nationally and internationally, and
worked at the Falcon Center

Job: Operations Specialist at
Jack Link's Protein Snacks
in New Garus, WI

Matthew Olson
Name: Matthew Olson

Major: Horticulture

Hometown: Sun Prairie, WI

Involvement: Horticulture Society and
WELS Campus Ministry

Job: Crew Leader at Pleasant View Gardens
in Maple Plain, MN

Matthew Stanek
Name: Matthew Stanek

Major: Agricultural Business

Hometown: Augusta, WI

Involvement: Alpha Gamma Rho
and Dairy Club

Job: Associate Examiner at 
Farm Credit Administration in 
Bloomington, MN

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Name: Jen Stolp

Major: Animal Science, Meat Animal Option,
Food Science Minor

Hometown: Medford, WI

Involvement: Rodeo Club and Team

Job: Quality Control Manager and BRC Audit Specialist
at Abbyland Pork Pack Inc. in Curtiss, WI

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Name: Drew Streightiff

Major: Agricultural Business, Crop
Science Minor

Hometown: Hayfield, MN

Job: Flock Specialist at 
Jennie-O Turkey Store in 
West Concord, MN

Lauren Stutelberg
Name: Lauren Stutelberg

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Hayward, WI

Experience: Peace Corps -
Agriculture Extension Agent in 
Senegal Africa

Kelly Susa
Name: Kelly Susa

Major: Agricultural Education

Hometown: Hayward, WI

Involvement: Men's Basketball Manager,
Ag Ed Society, Alpha Tau Aplpha, and 
Chancellor's Scholar

Job: Agricultural Education Teacher and FFA Advisor
at Cedar Mountain School District in Morgan, MN

Kallie Thompson
Name: Kallie Thompson

Major: Conservation with a 
Biology Minor

Hometown: Spooner, WI

Involvement: Resource Management
Club, Campus Recreation, and Hunt
Skating School Instructor

Job: Limited Term Fisheries Technician for the
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in
Baldwin, WI

Nate Wilson
Name: Nathaniel Wilson

Major: Conservation

Hometown: Keshena, WI

Involvement: Resource Management Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, worked at Falcon Outdoor Adventures

Job: Wildland Firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service in Red Lodge, MT


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