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Duysen Hired as AHA Junior Activities Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– Corey Ann Duysen will serve as the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) junior activities intern this summer. Duysen grew up showing livestock and is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) agricultural communications program.

            Duysen, from Porterville, Calif., was very active in the livestock industry as a youth, showing cattle, sheep and hogs. She got started helping out on her grandparents’ ranch, and remains active in the cattle industry after retaining the heifers she showed and growing her own herd. Duysen was active in the California Junior Livestock Association, and served on its board of directors.
            Also involved in college, Duysen served as a chapter and national Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) officer. She worked with the New Product Development Center at OSU as a marketing communications intern. Duysen has also gained experience working in the livestock publications division of the State Fair of Texas and Browarny and Show Champion’s Photography at the Tulsa State Fair.
            AHA Youth Activities Director Amy Cowan says, “I am very excited to have Corey join the Hereford team this summer. She is very talented and brings some outstanding communication, marketing and showring experience to the internship. She will be a big asset at the Junior National Hereford Expo, Program for Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel (PRIDE) Convention, and in working with the junior participants and their families.”
            Duysen plans to continue her education following the internship by pursuing a master’s degree in agricultural communications at Texas Tech University.


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