Adam Geiger joins the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin staff as their 2009 summer communications intern. He will be assisting in the planning and promotion of several of the organizations events.
Geiger will create profiles that map the vast and diverse membership of PDPW. He will coordinate many of the summer and fall youth activities such as the annual Youth Leadership Derby. While with PDPW, Geiger will serve as one of the main coordinators for the Youth-Mentorship program, which works to connect youth with established producers to provide experiences that stymie growth and strive for the betterment of the industry. He will also travel to industry events to promote the activities that PDPW is involved with, all with the goal of providing producers with knowledge to help them succeed more in the industry.
Geiger is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is pursuing a double major in dairy science and life science communication. While there, he has been involved in the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, serving currently as recruitment officer, and Badger Dairy Club, where he enjoys helping out extensively with World Dairy Expo.
Geiger, the oldest of three children, hails from a 65-cow dairy farm. On his home farm near Brillion, Wisconsin, Geiger enjoys caring for and fitting cattle, judging cattle, and showing cattle at various shows.
"Adam's enthusiasm, energy, and passion for dairy industry are a nice fit with PDPW. We are honored to work with him as PDPW continues to focus on developing educational programs and industry initiatives that serve the entire dairy industry," says Shelly Mayer, PDPW executive director.