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American Shorthorn Association selects summer interns

Blaire Boyer, Ind., and Laura Pifer, Pa., have been selected to serve as the interns for the American Shorthorn Association and American Junior Shorthorn Association this summer.

Their responsibilities will include assisting with the National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference handling entries, corresponding with exhibitors, junior board members and the planning committee. They will also be writing press releases and articles, design and publish materials for the AJSA and organize contests for the Junior National. Later in the summer, they will be coordinating the leadership conference, KEY (Knowledge Empowers Youth) that will be held at the Michigan State University campus.

Boyer is currently a junior at Oklahoma State University majoring in Agricultural Communications. Her past roles in internship and leadership positions have given her experience in event planning and working with youth in the livestock industry, coupled with her communications experience at Oklahoma State.

Currently a senior at Penn State University, Pifer is majoring in Animal Sciences with a Business /Management Option. Pifer has developed an understanding of youth programs and management of activities through her past experiences as a 4-H summer assistant and camp co-director.

Both individuals will begin mid-May at the completion of their respective school years and finish at the beginning of August.

For more information on internship opportunities, please visit

The mission of the ASA is to provide quality service and support to its members by promoting the value of Shorthorn cattle in all aspects of the beef industry, while maintaining the integrity of the herd book and performance database. The ASA is headquartered in Omaha, Neb., and was founded in 1872 with herd book records going back to 1822. As one of the oldest American breed associations, the ASA provides services for more than 6,000 junior and senior members who register nearly 15,000 cattle annually. The American Junior Shorthorn Association promotes personal development through youth activities and educational events. The AJSA is dedicated to the betterment of its members, promotes valuable skills, and fosters friendships that will last a lifetime. To learn more, contact the ASA office or visit or

Date: 5/27/2013


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