Emma Sills joins USJersey staff Western Area Representative

Emma Sills joins USJersey staff as Western Area Representative

Emma Sills, Tulare, Calif., has been named Western Area Representative for the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc., effective June 28, 2017.Sills will provide on-farm service in Arizona, California, New Mexico and west Texas. She will also travel nationwide as an evaluator for the AJCA Linear Type Traits Appraisal program.

“Emma brings a strong work ethic, expertise in dairy management software, and commitment to the industry that will make her very effective in working with established and new Jersey owners throughout this territory,” said Neal Smith, Executive Secretary and CEO.

Sills is a June graduate of California Polytechnic State University with a B.S. in dairy science and a minor in agribusiness. She worked with the Cal Poly Jersey and Holstein herd as a calf feeder and calving enterprise leader, in addition to being a research intern working with nutritionists and dairy producers located in the San Joaquin Valley. She was also a product development and samples intern for VoloAgri, responsible for processing product orders, phytosanitary certificate applications, and inventory management.

A participant in the 2017 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, Emma was also a member of the Cal Poly Los Lecheros Dairy Club and Ag Council Representative of the Year in 2016. She received the American FFA Degree in 2014.

The American Jersey Cattle Association, organized in 1868, compiles and maintains animal identification and performance data on Jersey cattle and provides services that support genetic improvement and greater profitability through increasing the value of and demand for Registered Jersey™ cattle and genetics. National All-Jersey, formed in 1957, works to increase the value of and demand for Jersey milk and to promote equity in milk pricing. For more information about services offered by AJCA and NAJ, visit USJersey.com or connect on Facebook at USJersey.

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