Posted July 6, 2020
|DENVER — Kaytlin Hokanson of Kaycee, Wyoming, is serving the Red Angus Association of America as the summer intern with the commercial marketing team. She will be assisting with herd visits and conducting field audits as required for the Feeder Calf Certification Program.
“We are very excited to have Kaytlin on board at RAAA. Her ranch background, work ethic and familiarity with the FCCP and Allied Access programs make her a natural fit for this internship. We look forward to working with her as she visits Red Angus customers this summer and provides important feedback on our marketing programs,” said Harold Bertz, RAAA commercial marketing director.
Hokanson grew up raising Red Angus cattle with her family in Wyoming and was involved in both projects and leadership activities in 4-H and FFA. She attended Casper College, where she was on the livestock judging team and in the Ag Club, before transferring to the University of Wyoming to pursue a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education.
She is a member of the Wyoming Collegiate Cattle Association and Alpha Tau Alpha, a professional honorary agriculture education organization. After completing her degree program next May, Hokanson wishes to make a career in the beef industry working alongside commercial and seedstock producers.
“I am excited to be out in the field working and communicating with producers from state to state, but more importantly I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to learn and work alongside the commercial marketing team at the Red Angus Association of America as well as those connected and within the Association. The amount of knowledge that I have gained in the first few weeks of this internship excites me looking forward to the rest of the summer,” said Hokanson.
Hokanson will work from her home in Wyoming and will be responsible for scheduling audits for the Feeder Calf Certification Program to satisfy USDA requirements for participating ranches. She will be primarily calling on farmers, ranchers and feedlots throughout Wyoming, Montana and Colorado, as well as assisting the marketing team with other commercial marketing opportunities as needed. She will also attend summer video sales promoting Red Angus marketing programs.
The Red Angus Association of America serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the measurable advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The RAAA provides commercial producers with objectively described cattle by implementing new technologies and utilizing scientifically sound principles that quantify traits of economic importance to beef producers in all segments of the beef industry. For more information, visit www.RedAngus.org.