CAB Producer Communications interns named
by Kylee Kohls and Chelsea Dinterman
Learning doesn’t stop because school’s out for summer. You can only learn so much in a classroom, but in a pasture, feedyard, meats lab or chef’s kitchen—that’s a whole new story.
The Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB ®) brand’s producer communications team welcomes Chelsea Dinterman, Walkersville, Md., and Kylee Kohls, Litchfield, Minn., to the brand’s homeroom in Wooster, Ohio, this summer as interns.
Growing up on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Dinterman saw how disconnected the public is from their food source. Experiences in 4-H and FFA gave her a passion for sharing agriculture’s story and led her to Oklahoma State University where she is a senior in ag communications.
Dinterman has past intern experience as a summer program assistant for Adams County 4-H in Gettysburg, Pa., and as donor relations intern at the Oklahoma State University Foundation.
“I am excited to learn the ins and outs of cattle production while sharing the stories of those who feed us,” Dinterman says. “I have no doubt after this summer I will be a stronger advocate for production agriculture.”
Raised on a registered cattle farm in central Minnesota, active in 4-H and FFA, Kohls brings her knowledge and enthusiasm for beef wherever she goes.
Seven-generation roots in farming led her to study ag communications, food safety, meat science and social media at South Dakota State University, where she will be a senior this fall.
College in another state didn’t keep Kohls from serving as 2017-18 Minnesota FFA State Secretary and working as media intern at both University of Minnesota Extension and the Arizona National Livestock Show, as well as freelancing for the Brookings Register.
“I feel called to share food’s story from farm to fork with producers and consumers alike to continue to build relationships and trust in our food system,” she says. “Beef is my passion and I am eager to share stories with cattlemen across the country as together we work to provide a quality product for generations to come.”
Dinterman and Kohls work on a variety of platforms from print to broadcast and online to connect cattle farmers and ranchers with the latest ideas on how to produce the best beef profitably. The pair work with the producer communications team to create feature stories, technical news releases and video scripts, along with photography and blogs.
For these two, the summer classroom moves to pasture, feedyard, retail meat case and kitchen as they continue to share their stories with cattlemen who target the brand across North America.