The Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium recently announced the addition of Debra Kieffer as office assistant and Katie Demrow as communications summer intern.
Kieffer is from Mineral Point where she grew up on a beef and swine farm. She currently has quarter horses and enjoys providing horse drawn carriage tours in Mineral Point. In her spare time, she likes to camp and fish with her family and also sells her oil paintings. Kieffer brings years of data entry experience to the WLIC and will be a great asset in her new role.
In her new role, Kieffer will be responsible for maintaining the premises database, supporting data entry and management, and providing phone support to users of the WLIC Information System.
Demrow will be a junior this fall at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where she is double majoring in agricultural business and animal science. On campus, Demrow is involved in a number of campus organizations including Sigma Alpha the Professional Agricultural Sorority, Block and Bridle, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and the Ag Ambassador program. When she's not working for the WLIC this summer, she will be spending her time helping 4-H members with their beef projects, working on the family farm, and preparing for her semester studying abroad in the Netherlands this fall.
This summer, Demrow will assist with file collection and management for the County Fair Program and will travel to many of the 27 county fairs signed up to participate this year.
"We are pleased to have Debra join our office staff team and Katie to serve as our summer intern. Both of these individuals will provide valuable service to producers in Wisconsin with day to day premise registration support, record keeping, support of outreach efforts and working with county fairs & tradeshows," added WLIC Chairman David Cooper.
The mission of the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium is to create a secure livestock identification system to protect animal health and market access, and to offer opportunities that enhance the marketability of Wisconsin livestock products. Representing more than fifty businesses, organizations and livestock producer associations, WLIC draws upon the collective strength of its diverse membership to help strengthen and advance animal disease traceability in Wisconsin and the nation as a whole. To learn more about WLIC visit www.wiid.org.