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Summer interns named at ABS Global

Four interns have been welcomed to the ABS Global family for the summer of 2014. Interns include: Lynn Bartholomew, Michael Ihland, Carmen Metzger and Chad Horst.

Lynn Bartholomew was selected as the advertising and promotions intern for the marketing department. Her responsibilities include managing the ABS Global bull board on the side of Interstate 94, producing advertisements, compiling the ABS Global 2015 calendar and writing news releases. In the fall, she will be a senior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Michael Ihland has been serving as the livestock handling intern while working with the DeForest Genetic Venture Barnteam. His responsibilities focus on collecting semen, handling the bulls during collection, feeding and bedding. Ihland currently attends the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and will be a junior in the fall.

Carmen Metzger was named the genetic management service (GMS) intern. She is currently a senior at Michigan State University and will graduate in the fall. While at ABS, she is responsible for processing herds for the GMS evaluators.

Chad Horst of Newmanstown, Pa., has been named the 2014 ABS Global progeny promotions intern. Horst brings a wealth of experience to the ABS Global team from his work with the Pennsylvania State University Dairy Science Club and Pennsylvania Junior Holstein Association. In his role, he will be responsible for tracking and preparing ABS Global progeny for picturing along with helping to coordinate daughter tours.

“These several internship opportunities ABS offers each year give students in the agriculture field a chance to learn and grow in an ever-changing market. At ABS, it is great to have the opportunity to provide these valuable experiences outside of the classroom to better prepare these future leaders of the agriculture industry,” stated Wayne DeBuhr, North America regional dairy brand manager.