Posted May 1, 2023
DENVER — Red Angus is excited to welcome two interns to assist with summer operations, projects, sales and shows.
Kenedy DeVoe, of Justin, Texas, will be serving the Red Angus Association of America as the commercial marketing team summer intern. She will be engaged in herd visits and conducting field audits as required for the breed’s Feeder Calf Certification Program.
“Red Angus is excited to have Kenedy on board. Her livestock and Red Angus experience make her a great fit to visit with ranchers about our marketing programs,” said Harold Bertz, director of commercial marketing.
DeVoe grew up on her family’s cattle seedstock operation and was heavily involved in Texas FFA, serving in many leadership roles. She also spent many years in 4-H showing livestock in both state and national livestock shows and competing on the livestock judging team. The latter earned her a scholarship to Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma, where she is a freshman.
DeVoe is also involved as an agricultural ambassador and the Aggie Club at Redlands. After graduation, she plans to transfer to Kansas State University and pursue her Bachelor of Science in animal science. She also plans to earn a master’s and Ph.D. in beef cattle genomics in the future.
“I am beyond excited and grateful for this opportunity to work alongside the RAAA commercial marketing department. This team provides critical services to producers marketing their cattle and I am eager to learn from them,” said DeVoe.
DeVoe 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 Texas and Oklahoma, and assisting the Red Angus marketing team with other commercial marketing activities as needed. She will also attend summer video sales promoting Red Angus value-added programs and talking to producers about marketing options.
Amy Wampler, of Abinton, Pennsylvania, will be assisting the communications department this summer with multimedia projects, graphic design, social media and editorial production for RAAA publications.
“We are excited to welcome Amy to our team for the summer. She brings experience and enthusiasm, which are tremendously valuable in the world of communications and public relations,” said Brandi Buzzard Frobose, RAAA director of communications.
Wampler grew up showing livestock in 4-H and that experience translated well into her undergraduate career at The Pennsylvania State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in animal sciences. While at Penn State, Wampler was very involved in Agriculture Future of America, Collegiate Cattlewomen and the agricultural marketing team.
After graduation, she transferred to Oklahoma State University where she is a master’s student in agricultural communications. Her future plans are to work on a communications or marketing team in the beef industry and find ways to help create opportunities for youth in agriculture.
Wampler brings diverse experience to the team through her past internships with Trans Ova Genetics, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Hormel Foods and Penn State Extension.
“I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to learn from the Red Angus communications team this summer,” said Wampler. “I know that this hands-on learning experience will equip me with the skills I need to succeed in my career.”
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.
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