☀️Meet @kay_gelhar ☀️ •
We welcome Kayla as my second #womeninagwednesday feature. You may recognize her from my snap stories. Here's a bit about her background! •
"I grew up in a small town in Northeast Wisconsin. I got involved in agriculture when I was in high school when I started milking cows for a local dairy. I always knew that I loved animals, but I didn't realize how much until I started working with them every day.
Often times I would go into work early just to spend some time with my favorite cows! While I didn't grow up on a dairy farm like a lot of people in this industry, the barn is still where I feel most at home. Farming is something that was passed down through the generations in my family but skipped a generation or two until it got to me! I spent about 4 years milking cows through the last half of my high school career and into college. I attended Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, which is in Northeast Wisconsin. I graduated with an Associates degree in their Agribusiness program. The classes were small and I got to know all of my teachers well.
Once I graduated in May of 2017 I started working as a calf manager at Second Look Holsteins, which is owned by the same couple that owns Broken Bow Dairy in Nebraska where Jenna works!
Jenna and I first met at the Dairy Girl Network Networking Event at World Dairy Expo in Madison last year (2016). I then had the opportunity to visit her in Nebraska this last June. It was inspiring to see how much pride she takes in her job and how much she loves her calves!
I feel like being in the dairy industry has given me confidence that I never had before. I have met so many strong and empowering women while in this industry, and it's great that we can all lift each other up and learn from each other. Without agriculture, I would definitely not be the same person that I am today. I know that no matter where I go in life, my love for the dairy industry will always be a huge part
of who I am." - @kay_gelhar 🖤
& yes, she's rocking a #crazycalflady t-shirt!
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