CentralStar Cooperative, serving dairy and beef producers in the upper Midwest, is announcing the opening of several paid-internship positions for summer of 2024. “These opportunities cater to students passionate about the agricultural industry and offer hands-on experiences in various fields,” said CentralStar Communication Specialist Dori Lichty. Applications are due Oct. 31, 2023. Internship areas of interest include cattle artificial insemination (A.I), milk-sample analysis, and research and development. To apply, visit the Careers page.
CentralStar’s A.I.-specialist interns play a pivotal role in helping dairy and beef customers optimize herd reproduction and productivity. A.I. interns work hands-on with cattle, utilizing heat-detection and A.I. services, across various types of dairy and beef farms.
The milk-analysis-technician intern will work with the team in CentralStar’s Kaukauna, Wis., facility assisting with analyzing milk samples and reporting component and diagnostic results from dairy and beef cattle. It offers an opportunity to gain experience with a variety of sample-analysis platforms and sample-processing methodologies.
CentralStar’s research and development intern will be based in Lansing, Mich. The intern will contribute to the discovery and validation of new diagnostic tests using cutting-edge molecular and immunological techniques and technologies. Intern efforts include collaborating closely with researchers, veterinarians, and dairy and beef producers.
“Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of CentralStar Cooperative’s mission of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services,” added Lichty. “Apply now to embark on an exciting journey in the heart of the agriculture industry.”
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations, and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.