Select Sires Inc. Introduces Summer Interns


PLAIN CITY, Ohio, July 1, 2015 - Select Sires Inc. welcomes seven interns into their summer internship program. Kristy Klingenburg, Griffin Nicholls, Emily Henceroth, Darrell Doughty, Karli Lump, Brady Engquist and Ian Van Kirk will be interning at North America's largest A.I. organization this summer.

"Both practical work experience within the agricultural industry and networking are extremely important to help college students prepare for full-time employment beyond graduation," says David Thorbahn, Select Sires president and C.E.O. "That's why Select Sires offers hands-on internship opportunities to work with trained professionals each year. This program helps expand their knowledge of the industry, while allowing interns to contribute in the day-to-day operation of the Select Sires federation."

Kristy Klingenburg is welcomed to Select Sires as the 2015 summer veterinary intern. Klingenburg graduated from The Ohio State University in 2014 with a degree in animal science and is now attending Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She accredits her interest in animal science to growing up on a small beef cattle farm in Logan, Ohio and being actively involved in 4-H and FFA. She is involved in the Food Animal Club, Theriogenology Club, SCAVMA and Christian Veterinary Mission.

Purdue University animal science major, Griffin Nicholls, is the 2015 semen processing and research intern. From Noblesville, Ind., Nicholls’ passion for agriculture and especially beef cattle began at a very young age and has carried on throughout college. As a junior, he is involved in Collegiate Cattlemen’s Association and is conducting research in both beef nutrition and swine reproduction. Working with beef cattle is something he is truly enthusiastic about, and he plans to continue in this field throughout his life.

Select Sires Inc. welcomed back Emily Henceroth again as the 2015 livestock technician intern. Henceroth earned her associate's degree in livestock science with a beef specialization at Ohio State's Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) in May 2014, and is a senior at Ohio State’s main campus in Columbus. Growing up on a small family beef farm in Lisbon, Ohio, she developed her appreciation for the agricultural industry and interest in Select Sires. She was involved in 4-H and was a member of Jr. Fair Board.

Darrell Doughty, a third year animal science major specializing in beef production at The Ohio State University, has been selected as the headquarters production department intern. Doughty resides in Marysville, Ohio and took interest in agriculture by joining FFA in high school. He attended Bowling Green State University before ultimately deciding to become a Buckeye and pursue a career in agriculture.

Karli Lump, 2015 corporate communications summer intern, developed her passion for the agricultural industry through her avid involvement in FFA and 4-H. Lump is a junior at The Ohio State University majoring in agricultural communications with a minor in animal science. She is active in Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Saddle and Sirloin Club and Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority. Her interest with Select Sires Inc. stems from a love and passion for learning more about the dairy industry and the experience she will gain in communications and design.

Iowa State University dairy science major, Brady Engquist, is this summer’s dairy-sire marketing intern. Raised in Cambridge Minn., Engquist grew up working on his family’s 100-cow dairy farm with 1,000 acres dedicated to crops. He was involved in 4-H, the Minnesota Jr. Holstein Association and is currently a member of the Iowa State University Dairy Science Club. He looks forward to working with Select Sires Inc. and assisting with daughter tours and picturing.

Ian Van Kirk has been selected as the 2015 beef intern. The Alexandria, Ohio native is a senior at The Ohio State University majoring in animal science with a minor in meat science. Van Kirk’s love for the agricultural industry grew from his involvement at the Hartford Fair where he showed breeding beef heifers and market hogs. He began a small operation with his heifers and he hopes to continue to grow this operation to raise show cattle for local kids to purchase for county fairs.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of nine farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying dairy and beef producers with North America's best genetics at a reasonable price.