The response to the? first ever FMG internship opportunity was AWESOME!
We had more than 35 very talented individuals apply, and the selection process was challenging for Kyla & Robin. Thank you to all who applied and interviewed with us, and please don’t be discouraged if you were not selected. We hope to offer more internship opportunities in the future!
For the Jr. Nationals Internship in Grand Island, NE this summer we chose two outstanding individuals Alexis O’Boyle – New Florence, Pennsylvania and Kyndal Reitzenstein – Kersey, CO. Meet them each below.
Alexis O?Boyle comes to us from her current home quaintly nestled in the hills of Western Pennsylvania. It is here that her family manages Tubmill Creek Farm, a 200 head seed stock operation which she has involvement with on a daily basis.
At twenty-two years of age Alexis is due to graduate this fall from New England College, where she has obtained her bachelors degree in Ag. Communications. Although young, her? passion for the livestock industry runs deep. Alexis attributes her passion to the vast amount of experience she gained while growing up and working hand-in-hand with her family on a multitude of Angus and Limousin production operations nationwide. ?I was blessed to have the opportunity to experience an abundant amount of opposing facets that are incorporated in the livestock industry. From late nights of deciding matings for the upcoming breeding season to the blood, sweat, and tears that ensued life on the show road, there was never a dull moment. It was a chaotic life at times, but I would not trade the knowledge, memories, and life lessons in which I gained for the world.?
Since the end of her junior career Alexis has turned her full attention towards dedicating herself to giving back to a community that shaped her into the woman she is today. Her hopes are to help men, women, and children alike reap all the benefits the livestock industry has to offer to them and their families. ?Life is all about perspective and embracing change. It does not matter what realm of the livestock industry you have found your niche in, good times will come and go but the hard work and results that derive from your dedication will never change. Immerse yourself in an endeavor you truly love and the possibilities are endless!?
Hi my name is Kyndal Reitzenstein from Kersey, Colorado. I grew up on a cattle operation where my family primarily raises Angus cattle. My brother, Austin, and I competitively show cattle and pigs nationwide.
I currently am a senior at Oklahoma State University majoring in both animal science and agricultural communications with plans to graduate in December. While at OSU, I have been an active member of the Block and Bridle Club, Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow, the National Champion Meat Animal Evaluation Team and the Reserve National Champion Livestock Judging Team.
I hold the livestock industry near and dear to my heart and I am beyond excited to work with the Focus Marketing Group?s team to expand my knowledge about photography, videography and all aspects of social media!