Holstein Association USA is pleased to welcome Emily Annexstad to the staff as the new Marketing Communications Manager. She grew up on her family’s multi-generational dairy farm near Saint Peter, Minnesota.
Annexstad recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Agricultural Communication and Marketing and Animal Science – Dairy Production. While in college she remained involved in the dairy community as a member of the Gopher Dairy Club, award-winning dairy judging team and dairy challenge team.
Additionally, Annexstad spent a year representing Minnesota’s dairy farmers as the 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Minnesota’s official goodwill ambassador for the dairy community.
During college Annexstad gained experience as a Communications Assistant for the Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing Department and as a Digital Media Assistant for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. She also worked as the Farmer Relations intern for Dairy Management, Inc. last summer.
“I am excited for the opportunity to use my talents to share the story of the Holstein Association USA and the dairy farmers they serve. I am also looking forward to meeting dairy farmers, some of the most genuine and dedicated people I know, from across the country and learning why they choose to use Registered Holsteins on their farms.” Annexstad said.
In her role, Annexstad will work on communication efforts such as The Pulse, social media, Holstein America, advertisements, press releases, and more.
Holstein Association USA, Inc., provides programs, products and services to dairy producers to enhance genetics and improve profitability — including animal identification and ear tags, genomic testing, mating programs, dairy records processing, classification, communication, and consulting services.
The Association, headquartered in Brattleboro, Vt., maintains the records for Registered Holsteins® and represents approximately 25,000 members throughout the United States.