Perrier Announced as American Gelbvieh Association Summer Intern

LINCOLN, Neb. – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is excited to announce the hiring of Ava Perrier, Eureka, Kansas, as the AGA summer intern. In her internship, Perrier will be assisting in all aspects of AGA operations including members programs and services support, member education and American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) Junior Classic activities.

“The AGA’s internship program is focused on giving students a well-rounded experience with all facets of a beef breed association, from member services and junior programs to communications and marketing,” says Megan Slater, AGA executive director. “We are excited to have Ava joining us for the summer and assisting in these different areas.”

Perrier grew up on a registered Angus ranch near Eureka, Kansas. She attends Kansas State University pursuing an Animal Science degree in a communications and marketing option. She is a member of the Kansas State University Meat Judging team, serves as vice president of finance in her sorority, is an Animal Science Mentor, and is active in the Silver Key Sophomore Honorary. Ava hopes to continue her passion for communicating with people while making an impact on the beef industry in her future career.

“Breed associations are vital to the beef industry, and I have always been drawn to the work they do,” said Perrier. “The team at the AGA is full of hard-working, passionate people and I am so thankful for the opportunity to learn from them. I can’t wait to meet all the juniors, breeders and everyone else involved in the AGA!”

Perrier began her internship on May 22 and can be reached at or at the AGA office at 303-465-2333.

The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association representing 1,100 members and approximately 40,000 cows assessed annually in a performance-oriented total herd reporting system.