Interns: Different Backgrounds, Common Goals
This summer, Cargill Animal Nutrition has multiple interns working in the dairy space. They all have different backgrounds within the dairy and agriculture industry. They are all joining us from different universities, and different experiences. Despite this, they all share common goals this summer like learning from industry professionals and creating meaningful connections. Continue reading to learn more about Cargill’s Dairy Team interns and how you can become one!
Thomas English – Dairy Nutrition and Sales Intern
Thomas is from Cornell University where he studies agricultural sciences with a business concentration. This summer, he is working as a Dairy Nutrition and Sales Intern based out of Ithaca, New York. His focus this summer is working on cost-effective solutions for sourcing and delivering ingredients. He is solving this problem by using Cargill’s dairy MAX software.
Thomas has worked on dairy farms the past few summers. During that time, he gained experience with feeding, milking, cleaning, and overall care of dairy cattle. This summer, he is most excited to be surrounded by talented people in the industry and having the opportunity to soak in as much knowledge as he can while at Cargill.
Favorite summer activity: Making dry hay with his family
Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Rosa Rarick – Dairy Nutrition and Sales Intern
Rosa is joining us from The University of Idaho-Moscow. There, she is studying animal science with an emphasis in dairy production. This summer she is working as a Dairy Nutrition and Sales Intern based out of Pullman, Washington. She is getting to travel with the sales team in western Washington and southern Idaho. Her primary focuses are conducting calf feeding trials and calculating relative value of various commodity suppliers within the region.
Rosa grew up in central Wisconsin and has been involved with the dairy industry her whole life. She has past experiences milking cows, giving farm tours, taking feed orders, in sales, and has also worked on university research. She loves all aspects of the dairy industry and how every part of it is connected. She says she is most excited about the opportunity to work in a new region of the United States. She is enjoying working with producers and animal nutrition professionals with different perspectives. She is eager to play a role within the Cargill Dairy Sales Team, where there are a lot of connections to be made and knowledge to be gained.
Favorite summer activity: Swimming and playing with her dog at the Snake River
Favorite ice cream flavor: Butter Pecan
Caroline Pasquier – Dairy Sales Intern
Caroline is joining us from the Ontario Veterinary College where she is entering her second year in veterinary medicine. She is currently working as a Dairy Sales Intern. Her focus involves projects on calf immunity and factors that affect dry matter intake.
Caroline grew up on a dairy farm in East Ontario and completed her Bachelor of Science in animal biology. In her role this summer, she is most excited about meeting producers and learning more about dairy cattle nutrition.
At school there are many opportunities for him to get involved and he says one of his favorite experiences was working at the World Dairy Expo on behalf of Badger Dairy Club. Gaelan mentions that working on the campus farms and participating in Dairy Challenge set the stage for him and especially his career. He is eager to be a problem solver and provide solutions to dairy farmers through his role this summer and in the future.
Favorite summer activity: Camping and wakeboarding at the lake
Favorite Ice Cream flavor: Canadian Moose Tracks
Lauren Decker – Dairy Marketing Intern
Last but not least, I am the Animal Nutrition Marketing Intern on the Dairy Strategic Marketing and Technology Team. I am joining from Purdue University where I am majoring in food science and minoring in animal science. During my time with Cargill, I am assisting with on-farm trials of some new technology, conducting customer interviews, learning more about project management, and creating content like this blog post!
This is my first experience with the dairy industry specifically, but I have grown up around agriculture and livestock. The past couple summers I have worked for my local 4H extension office. There, I got to work with young people and families across many sectors of agriculture. While with Cargill, I am excited to dive into dairy and work with many knowledgeable people in the marketing field.
Favorite summer activity: Finding new coffee shops and hiking
Favorite ice cream flavor: Dark Chocolate Raspberry
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