ANIMART, Inc. announces the recent addition of Katie Klessig as marketing associate of the large animal dairy and livestock division which provides animal health products and supplies to producers.
Klessig recently graduated in May from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor's degree in life sciences communications, formerly known as agricultural journalism.
In her new position, Klessig will be responsible for assisting with dairy and livestock marketing and communications. She will support the marketing efforts to introduce new products to the ANIMART sales team and ANIMART customer base.
"ANIMART is very excited to have Katie join our team," says Christine Lepple, marketing manager of ANIMART. "Her knowledge of producers' needs coupled with her understanding of production-based agriculture and marketing communications make her a perfect fit for ANIMART."
Growing up around the corner from her grandparent's farm in Brillion, Klessig broadened her knowledge of production agriculture with marketing, communications and sales internships as the Dow AgroSciences sales intern, Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board Intern/House of Moo Coordinator, National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassador and Wisconsin State Fair Agriculture Intern.
On the UW-Madison campus, she was active in the Association of Women in Agriculture, where she served as secretary, and also served as vice president of membership for the National Agri-Marketing Association. In addition, Klessig was a member of the Badger Dairy Club and Collegiate FFA.
She also promoted agricultural education and FFA as the 2005-2006 Wisconsin State FFA reporter and demonstrated her passion for fairs as the 2007 Calumet County Fairest of the Fair.