Name: Kelsey Maurer
Hometown: Newton, Wisconsin
High School: Kiel High School
Class Size: 100
Home Farm: Soaring Eagle Dairy
Major: Dairy Science with a Certificate in Agricultural Business
Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison?
Ever since I was a child, I have had a strong passion for the dairy industry. Growing up I knew that UW-Madison had always been known for their advanced dairy science program which made attending UW-Madison a pretty easy choice for me. It was always a dream of mine to learn from professors who have had a primary hand in the research and production of the advanced practices that we see in the dairy industry today.
What has been your most memorable college experience?
My most memorable college experience by far has been participating in clubs like Badger Dairy Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau and The Association of Women in Agriculture. These clubs really helped me get a step in the door when first arriving at UW-Madison my freshman year. I have made some of my closest friends in these clubs and have also been able to explore more aspects of the dairy industry thanks to these organizations.
What has been your favorite course?
My favorite course that I have taken is Reproductive Physiology with Dr. Parrish, which gave me a deep knowledge of the Reproductive system within a vast array of animal species. This summer I accepted an internship position with CentralStar of Select Sires as an Artificial Insemination Team Technician. I felt like jumping into this internship at the beginning of summer ended up being a smooth transition for me thanks to the reproductive knowledge that I gained in this course.
What are your future career goals?
Following my graduation in the spring I hope to continue a career in Artificial Insemination for a few years to help expand my knowledge of the dairy industry even farther. My end goal is to one day return to my family’s farm and be the 5th generation of my family to work in the dairy industry.This article was posted in Blog.