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Life in Iowa Intern is Working in Hamilton County

Life in Iowa


AMES, Iowa — Kimberly Unger, a sophomore at Iowa State University majoring in animal science, is working for the Milk & Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (DQA) Center this summer as part of Iowa State University Extension’s Life in Iowa intern program.

Unger, whose hometown is Mount Prospect, Ill., helps with a veterinarian certification program. She confirms that certified dairies protect the environment, do not abuse dairy animals and provide a safe work place.  Unger will also provide press releases for local newspapers along with brochures and employee training materials.

Each Iowa State Life in Iowa intern donates 100 hours of time over the summer to a community volunteer project. In addition to her work with the veterinarian certification program, Unger will volunteer time to help develop a variety of marketing efforts for the DQA Center. She will help provide information including photos, interviews and interpretations for milk marketing magazines and newsletters. The information will be compiled for at least one national audience.

The Life in Iowa program encourages students to stay in Iowa after college graduation by involving them in the communities in which they are working. The interns complement their work experience with classroom learning and service projects that help them experience the people, businesses and organizations that make Iowa a great place to live and work. The program encourages students to develop leadership, ethics and service skills that will help them in the future.

For more information on the Life in Iowa program, visit http://www.lifeiniowa.org.


Contacts :
Tom Ligouri, Life in Iowa, (515) 294-8483, ligouri@iastate.edu Lynette Spicer, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-1327, lspicer@iastate.edu