What more can one say about a name so influential in the dairy industry?
A whole LOT more, to be exact.
This Ayrshire–loving, hard-working gal is from Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and although she does not live on a dairy farm, she-
WAIT. She doesn’t live on a dairy farm? GASP. Shocking isn’t it? Believe it or not, there are people that work for the industry that are not working directly on farms, contributing more than just a few hours here and there. Just like Casey…
Casey works for Charleston/Orwig , where she is involved with public relations for many dairy clients. Charleston/Orwig is known for their strategic communications consultations, where they specialize in integrated marketing and reputation management for diverse industries, dairy included. So basically, this background check needs no further investigation. :)
Before Casey moved to Wisconsin she attended Virginia Tech where she majored in, none other than… Dairy Science!
And before that, Casey lived and grew up in Maine, where she worked closely with dairy cattle. She helped raise heifers for her uncle’s dairy, as well as helping out with chores and show preparations. In addition to those person-to-cow contact moments, her husband’s family owns a small herd of Brown Swiss, which is owned in partnership and are scattered from Kentucky to Wisconsin.
“Since I first started working with dairy cattle I have had a genuine interest in the industry,” Casey said. “Once I went to college for dairy science, my interest in the cow grew to a love for the industry, which I am so excited I am able to work in every day.”
Just to break the ice a little bit more… here are Casey’s responses to some questions she probably never thought I would ask!
What is your favorite ice cream? Birthday Cake
White or chocolate milk? Chocolate
Whole, 2%, 1%, or skim? 1%
Flavor of yogurt? Strawberry
Favorite cheese? Fresh Mozzarella and Fiscalini Purple Moon
And my favorite question of all…
What is your favorite breed of dairy cow... and WHY?
Casey’s answer that will bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your heart: “Ayrshires. These cows were the ones to first spark my interest in the dairy industry. I will always and forever be indebted to both my family and the Ayrshire cow for helping me find my true life’s passion.”
Thank you Casey for all that you do in the industry!
*Casey Hushon goes by Casey Marstaller on her Proud To Dairy account.