CALS student selected as Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association Outstanding Girl

(Excerpt from article in The Country Today by Jim Massey)

Danielle Brown of Dodgeville was selected as the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association Outstanding Girl Jan. 2 at the organization’s convention in Wisconsin Dells.

Danielle, 19, is the daughter of Mark and Angela Brown of Dodgeville. She is a sophomore at UW-Madison majoring in dairy science and life science communications. On campus, she is involved in the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy Club, UW-Madison dairy judging team and the National Agri-Marketing Association.

Brown has been involved in the dairy industry for as long as she can remember. She grew up on her family’s 200-acre, 60-cow Iowa County farm and began showing cattle when she was 4. She has exhibited at local, state and national dairy shows for the past 10 years.

“It’s a great honor to culminate my activities that I’ve participated in for so many years,” Brown said. “It’s the highest award you can get in the Wisconsin association.”

She has been active in the Junior Holstein Association and is vice chairwoman of the junior activities committee. She has participated in the dairy jeopardy and dairy bowl contests at the state level for several years, and this year earned first place in the senior division of the dairy jeopardy contest.

Brown said she’s not sure what she wants to do when she graduates from college.

“But I definitely want to do something in the dairy industry,” she said. She is considering careers in marketing, communications or as an ultrasound technician.

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