World Dairy Expo® is pleased to welcome Kelsey Erf as the 2021 Communications Intern. Erf joins Expo’s staff for the summer as plans for World Dairy Expo 2021, September 28 through October 2 in Madison, Wisconsin, continue to move forward. Erf’s media-focused responsibilities rangefrom writing press releases to creating and executing social media plans to designing show related materials.
This fall, Erf will be a Junior at South Dakota State University studying Dairy Science with a minor in Communications. At South Dakota State University, Erf is involved in all things dairy, including holding leadership positions in the SDSU Dairy Club, serving as a South Dakota Dairy Ambassador, and working at the SDSU Dairy Research and Training Facility.
Erf grew up as the fifth generation on her family’s farm in Oakdale, Minnesota where Registered Brown Swiss heifers are raised for a dairy in southern Minnesota. She has been active in the National Brown Swiss Association and the Minnesota Junior Holstein Association, as well as the dairy project areas within 4-H and FFA. Most recently, Erf was named one of the ten finalists for Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the goodwill ambassador for the dairy industry in Minnesota, and will compete for the 68th title later this summer.
“Having a position to combine my past experiences, skills and enthusiasm for the dairy industry and apply them to my interest in communications is an opportunity of a lifetime,” says Erf. “I’m looking forward to being a part of the team that is working hard to put on the must-attend event for everyone in the global dairy industry.”