The Wisconsin Holstein Association has hired Labecca Johnson of LaCresent Minn., as their 2012 Summer Intern. Labecca will be based out of the office in Baraboo.
During the summer Johnson will serve in a public relations role attending numerous Wisconsin Holstein events around the state and assist in the creation of marketing materials. Some of her responsibilities will include interviewing and writing feature Breeder Profiles for the Wisconsin Holstein News and represent the office at numerous shows such as District and State shows during the summer. She will also assist in the planning and coordination of the 2012 WI Holstein Futurity. Her experience in design, e-newsletter creation, website updates and writing will be utilized this summer along with her technical and analytical skills.
She has been extremely involved on her family's dairy, Pine Creek Farms, Inc., where she assisted with milking, feeding, calf care and numerous other chores on the farm.
Labecca is an independent consultant for Magical Moments Productions where she designs brochures, ads, logos, videos and numerous presentations, is a Direct Support Worker for REM Wisconsin and a direct care Worker for PossAbilities. She has served as the marketing communications intern for Accelerated Genetics in 2011, was the Minnesota State FFA Reporter from 2009 – 2010, and a past Houston County Dairy Princess and Princess Kay of the Milky Way finalist.
Currently she is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls majoring in marketing communications-agricultural emphasis with a minor in speech communications. On campus she is an active member of the UWRF Dairy Club, serves as the Yearbook Editor and assisted with the bi-annual heifer sale. Lebecca plans to graduate from the university in December 2012.
Wisconsin Holstein is a membership organization with the purpose of promoting the Wisconsin Holstein Registered Breed and its breeders and owners. For more information visit the WHA website at www.wisholsteins.com.