Kimmi Devaney's Blog (9)

Powerful Promotion Results—Your Checkoff Dollars Working For You

June is Dairy Month! Gather your friends and raise a glass of milk to this fantastic industry. This month, many checkoff-funded state, regional and national promotion organizations provide opportunities for consumers to interact with dairy farmers and learn more about where their favorite dairy products come from.

State and regional promotion organizations reach consumers through a variety of events, social media and other tools to drive sales. They also strive to create more…


Added by Kimmi Devaney on May 20, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

After College: Job Hunting During Tough Economic Times

Job hunting during one of the worst economic eras since the Great Depression is more than a challenge, especially for recent grads.

In college, professors and industry folks tell you to get as involved as possible in clubs, national associations, etc., and to meet as many people as you can. They tell you job hunting is hard. They tell you…


Added by Kimmi Devaney on March 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

2011 Brings New Opportunities to Dairy Students in the West

Happy New Year! I hope you are well on your way to accomplishing that list of goals you set for the next 365 days. If you are a university dairy student in the Western United States, you won’t want to miss this! The American Dairy Science Association officially established the Western Region this fall, and we are excited for all of the opportunities it will bring to students in the West in 2011.


My involvement in ADSA—both as the president and as a member—was the highlight of…


Added by Kimmi Devaney on January 19, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Tis the season to look back upon the decision that started it all

Whenever I think of my favorite holiday memories, the obvious choices of good times shared with friends and family always come to mind, but the one that stands out was the night that essentially made me who I am today.

My brother was interested in joining Enumclaw’s Chinook 4-H club in fall 2000 so we went to their Christmas party. At the time, I wasn’t thinking about joining 4-H and only went because my mom made me go. I also didn’t know that it would be a major turning point in my… Continue

Added by Kimmi Devaney on December 1, 2010 at 11:59am — No Comments

Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium offers exceptional educational, networking and social opportunities to dairy students

The holidays aren’t the only thing just around the corner—internship and summer program applications are due soon too. For more information on finding and internship, please see my last blog post.

In addition to internships, summer programs that allow you to get away from your home university can be a great addition to your college career. The Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium is one such program. It’s no secret that I have been very involved over the last four and a half years.… Continue

Added by Kimmi Devaney on December 1, 2010 at 11:58am — No Comments


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to consult for dairies and help farmers better manage their operations? Now you can—before you graduate from college!

Students participating in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge competition evaluate an operating dairy farm and provide recommendations for improving the dairy’s bottom line. Teams use records, personal observations and interview time with the producer to prepare their 20-minute presentation for a panel of… Continue

Added by Kimmi Devaney on October 28, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Time to Start Looking for Summer Internships!

It’s that time again! Midterms are approaching and the semester will be over before we know it. For me, this means graduation, but for many others it’s time to start looking for a summer job or internship.…


Added by Kimmi Devaney on September 20, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Building Tomorrow's Leaders Today

In today’s competitive society, it’s not enough to just be a face in the crowd. It’s crucial to stand out and leadership is an effective way to do so. Nearly every organization and club offers its members opportunities to gain leadership experience.

Why is leadership so important? The skills you…


Added by Kimmi Devaney on August 25, 2010 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Networking for the Future

Hello! I’m Kimmi Devaney and I’m the past president of the American Dairy Science Association-Student Affiliate Division.

Throughout my college career, one question that has always been in the back of my mind is whether I would find a job after graduation that will make me happy. I have been…


Added by Kimmi Devaney on July 18, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment


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